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RE: img alt text, links and titles

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 11:06:00 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHEEODDLAA.jon@spinsol.com>
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> A problem I have been noticing is that Windows (IE and Netscape)
> will  only show the alt tooltip, where you have got alt text in the
> image  tag, and title in the link tag - so the title text is not
> ever 
> available as a tooltip, on Windows' most common browsers.

In the case of IE (not the case with NS last time I checked, but I
haven't installed it since quite a few versions ago) title on the
image itself will override alt for tooltip selection so:

<a href="blah.html" title="sensible link title">
<img src="blah.gif" alt="sensible alt text" title="sensible link
title" />
</a>

will have the correct title, although it's a bit of a kludgy way to
do so.

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