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RE: MSIE and D-links/LONGDESC

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 14:48:03 -0700
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To: "'Charles McCathieNevile'" <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>, WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I can confirm that the behavior is the same on my Internet Explorer 4.01.  I
had a lot of difficulty clicking on the dot - it's really small!  Tabbing to
the D-link was not a problem.

Why would a border be shown in Netscape when no BORDER attribute was
specified?

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au]
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 1998 5:08 AM
To: WAI
Subject: MSIE and D-links/LONGDESC


I have the following HTML in a web page - 
http://www.srl.rmit.edu.au/charles/index.html

<img src="images/charles2.gif" TITLE="charles" ALT="Charles" 
LONGDESC="images/charles2.html" ALIGN="LEFT"><A 
HREF="images/charles2.html" TITLE="Description of Charles2.gif"><IMG 
SRC="images/dot.gif" ALT="D-link" TITLE="link to description of 
Charles2.gif (previous picture)"></A>

What it does in Netscape is fairly predictable - there is an image, then 
a little white dot (on a white background) with a big blue border, linked 
to a description. With Images off, I get two boxes about the same size, 
one containing an image icon and the text "charles" (the ALT text), 
followed by one with a blue border, containing the icon and the ALT text 
"D-link".

But using MSIE 4, I cannot find the image by any means I know, in any 
configuration. Does anyone have an idea why?

(this is the same MISE I use to view objects included with the OBJECT 
tag, which works generally very nicely. Does that mean I have some 
bizarre version nobody has heard of?)

Charles McCathieNevile
Received on Wednesday, 13 May 1998 17:49:28 GMT

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