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

Paul Prescod (papresco@itrc.uwaterloo.ca)
Thu, 9 May 1996 11:41:54 -0400


Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 11:41:54 -0400
Message-Id: <199605091541.LAA25598@itrc.uwaterloo.ca>
To: Dan Delaney <dgdela01@homer.louisville.edu>
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@itrc.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: IDEA: Tags within the ALT="" text...
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

At 10:51 AM 5/9/96 -0400, Dan Delaney wrote:
><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?

This feature was in HTML 3.0 _ages_ ago in the FIG element. HTML 3.0 is
dead, though and FIG is probably going to be replaced by OBJECT. When OBJECT
is done, it will have this feature. It cannot be added to IMG the way you
suggest because it would violate the rules of SGML, the foundation for HTML.

 Paul Prescod