Re: lynx and image maps

Carl Hage (carl@chage.com)
Thu, 01 Feb 96 19:08:46 GMT


From: carl@chage.com (Carl Hage)
Subject: Re: lynx and image maps
Message-Id: <3d-h#w0+@chage.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 96 19:08:46 GMT

MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu (Foteos Macrides) writes:
:  Instead of a rich, alernative
: presentation based on real markup, Lynx users should brace themselves
: for seeing:
: 
: 	[LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] [LINK]

Which brings to mind a few possible enhancements. One would be
auto-complain, e.g. write a comment message to the webmaster or
other address indicating the lack of alt with a nice explanatory
message.

Rather than displaying [LINK], a file name or path derived from the
URL would be more meaningful. I often use '=' on all icons in these
cases and can usually figure out what they are from the names.