Re: IDEA: Tags within the ALT="" text...

Foteos Macrides (
Thu, 09 May 1996 11:26:48 -0500 (EST)

Date: Thu, 09 May 1996 11:26:48 -0500 (EST)
From: Foteos Macrides <>
Subject: Re: IDEA: Tags within the ALT="" text...
Message-Id: <01I4I0MX37EK00CCAU@SCI.WFBR.EDU> wrote:
>   Wouldn't that be nice? Or, say the graphic banner included the title 
>of the page so that I would want the ALT text to be the title. It would 
>be great if I could put:
><IMG SRC="about-uofl.gif" ALT="<H1>About U of L</H1>">
>   This way a text browser would get the title as a level 1 header.
>   What does everyone think?
	That inadequacy is redressed by what is currently named OBJECT:

<OBJECT data="about-uofl.gif"><H1>About U of L</H1></OBJECT>

That markup reportly has been implemented in grail (though I haven't
tried that GUI).  Lynx will use the content, and thus display the
header, whereas grail should use the image and ignore the content.

	You also could use:
<FIG SRC="about-uofl.gif"><H1>About U of L</H1></FIG>

with Lynx for the text, and Arena, UdiWWW, Emacs-WWW or Traveler
as the GUI.  However, according to the W3C, that's HTML 3.0 which
was not implemented by clients, and as of Black Tuesday has become


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