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Re: "alt" attribute required by XHTML 1.0

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 18:14:16 +0100
Message-ID: <005301c1362e$f0cac2a0$e1d893c3@y0r1d9>
To: "Matt Brooks" <matt@mbjlp.com>, "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
> [...] No, because "" produces an empty (but displayed)
> tooltip in some browsers.

Why can't you use @title, or JavaScript? I can't really conceive of any
situation where one would want to not provide an "alt" attribute, but still
provide a tooltip. Perhaps if you provided us with your scenario we'd be
able to help you with it?

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