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Re: alt tags no with a twist

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 15:06:33 -0400 (EDT)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.02.9808181506150.22096-100000@shell.clark.net>

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On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

KBSomeone said to David:
KB> "There are some images on the site which do not contain alt tags.  These
KB> are usually called either bd.gif or td.gif.  These are simple spacers used
KB> for page layout and should not have alt tags.  If they did, the page would
KB> pop up with little blank squares as your mouse moved over it on browsers
KB> like IE 4 or Navigator 4."
KB
KBIn my opinion, such spacers should never be used for page layout.
KB
KB(Note that if they don't have alt tags, they show up as [IMAGE]
KBall over the place in lynx.)
KB
KB--Kynn
KB

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