Re: ALT specification

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Thu, 22 Jun 1995 15:30:15 +0200

From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Karl_Anders_=D8ygard?=  <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 15:30:15 +0200
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In-Reply-To: Jonathan L Neuenschwander's message of Tue, 20 Jun 1995 03:55:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: ALT specification

[Jonathan L. Neuenschwander]

|  I'll second the plea for more than just text inside ALT.  One thing I've
|  discovered users seem to expect is that an imagemap be replaced with a
|  a menu when images are turned off.

No flaming intended, but I really cannot see why you'd want to ruin HTML
this way.  Parsing the ALT attribute makes about as much sense as parsing
the SRC attribute; imagine passing a <IMG SRC="<A HREF...>">.

As others have already pointed out, the FIG element does a much better job
of solving this problem (and also makes imagemaps obsolete, which IMHO are
a lose anyway).

I urge you to check out the HTML 3.0 specification at
<URL:>.  It's
great reading if you're interested in HTML.
Karl Anders Oygard