Re: Questionable implementation of IMG ALT attribute as tooltips

James Green (jmkgre@essex.ac.uk)
Thu, 29 Jan 1998 12:21:25 +0000 (GMT)


From: James Green <jmkgre@essex.ac.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <6mi51idJcDB@faerber.muc.de>
Message-Id: <SIMEON.9801291225.D@sf118.essex.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 12:21:25 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: Questionable implementation of IMG ALT attribute as tooltips


On 28 Jan 1998 17:33:00 +0100 =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Claus_Andr=E9_F=E4rber?= 
<w3-html-list@faerber.muc.de> wrote:

> James Green <jmkgre@essex.ac.uk> schrieb:
> >
> > On 25 Jan 1998 11:35:00 +0100 =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Claus_Andr=E9_F=E4rber?=
> > <w3-html-list@faerber.muc.de> wrote:

[ ... ]

> >> I usually choose one of these:
> >>
> >> For unimportant pictures, ALT="" is the only reasonable choice. (But
> >> then, if it's that unimportant, why use it at all?)
> >
> > My my, I presume you've not heard of HTML 4.0 then? The ALT attribute
> > is a requirement.
> 
> Oops. I meant: Why use the image at all?

Because until a browser fully supporting style sheets comes into the 
majority of people's lives, backwards compatibility is a major issue!!
 


Regards,

James Green

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