Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 14:46:41 +0000 (GMT) From: Green J M K <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Ian Hickson <email@example.com> Cc: Mark <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <000001bd2a98$823d6860$cd20268a@hpxu> Message-Id: <Pine.ULT.3.91.980127144424.27246Femail@example.com> Subject: Re: CORRECT implementation of IMG alt/title On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, Ian Hickson wrote: > >but one suggestion I have heard of is two make two > >similar attribute to the <IMG> tag. One would be the 'alt' text > >displayed when images are off, or not supported, the other would be > >for containing the tooltip text for when the images are loaded. > > Ok, let's get this sorted out once and for all. > > SRC is to give a picture. > ALT is to give a textual *replacement* for blind users, search engines, and > text-mode users. It should not in *any* way bring the user to the attention > of there being a picture. I wouldn't go quite that far. It may or may not bring the user to the attention on the picture, but again it depends on content and relevance. > TITLE is for a description of the image, which is rendered AS A TOOLTIP in > HTML4 browsers, and could include image size or other relevant information. > This attribute is actually present on most HTML4 elements. Agreed. Just tell Colin that I agree, OK?