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RE: icons for pages/sites/etc. (was Re: src attribute of IFRAME and FRAME)

From: Frank Tobin <ftobin@neverending.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 20:50:36 -0500 (EST)
To: Zoltan Hawryluk <zhawryluk@corp.attcanada.ca>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011211204650.J20213-100000@palanthas.neverending.org>
Zoltan Hawryluk, at 10:05 -0500 on 2001-12-07, wrote:

> All this talk about images in web pages reminds me of how the <img> tag
> has always been restrictive ... in terms of that if the user agent is a
> non graphical device, all that would be shown would be the contents of
> the "alt" attribute.  This is OK most of the time, but it would be great
> to show, say, formatted ASCII Art or any other alternate HTML for the
> image.

This has come up before.  What you want to use is the <object> element,
which allows recursive description of 'fallbacks' to use (e.g.,
Flash->img->text).

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Frank Tobin		http://www.neverending.org/~ftobin/
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