Re: The 'state of the browsers' report

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Sun, 18 May 1997 18:28:34 -0400


Message-ID: <337F8292.83162E38@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 18:28:34 -0400
From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
To: Paul Fidler <praf1@cam.ac.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: The 'state of the browsers' report

Paul Fidler wrote:

> In short, what is the point of the alt attribute for <OBJECT>?
> Does it serve a useful purpose - or is it just there so that
> browser writers can ignore <OBJECT> content (with lots of nice
> markup in it) and use alt text (without markup in it) instead?
> Or am I just being silly???
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-object

ALT was a late addition to the spec. I will raise this in the
W3C HTML working group.

Thanks,
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