Re: COUGAR: ALT and <INPUT TYPE="IMAGE">

Peter Flynn (pflynn@curia.ucc.ie)
30 Oct 1996 23:10:25 +0000 (GMT)


Date: 30 Oct 1996 23:10:25 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: COUGAR: ALT and <INPUT TYPE="IMAGE">
In-reply-to: <01IB9FPXAZ6U00FPRS@SCI.WFBR.EDU> (message from Foteos Macrides on
To: MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU
Cc: marc@ckm.ucsf.edu, www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199610302310.XAA01014@curia.ucc.ie>

   >Should there be an ALT attribute available on <INPUT TYPE="IMAGE"> so that
   >the submit action involved can be conveyed when the image is not available?

   No.  Use VALUE, as you would for TYPE="submit".  It'll be ignored
   by GUIs. 

I think that's less than useful: I can easily see occasions where you
want the value submitted to be a single character, but you'd like the
explanatory string to be more evident for non-graphical users. 

///Peter