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Re: Images as alternatives to text instead of the reverse

From: Stephanos Piperoglou <stephanos@hol.gr>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 19:32:02 +0300 (EET DST)
To: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
cc: Douglas Rand <drand@sgi.com>, Ka-Ping Yee <kpyee@aw.sgi.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.960821192235.405B-100000@trillian.hol.gr>
On Wed, 21 Aug 1996, Chris Lilley wrote:

> > Think of the alternative text as more of a hack
> ALT is certainly a hack ;-) since you can't put any mark-up in it.
This is a big point in favor of the proposal I never though of in the first
place! Now instead of having

<H1 ALIGN=center><IMG SRC="images/ablogo.gif" ALT="The Alphabeton - the
definitive guide to greek-enabled computing"></H1>

I could have

<SPAN STYLE="altimage: url(images/ablogo.gif) ; align: center">
<H1>The <BIG>Alphabeton</BIG><BR><SMALL>The <EM>definitive</EM> guide to
greek-enabled computing</SMALL></H1>

(looking back, I probably wouldn't be using BIG and SMALL if I was using
stylesheets, but the EMs alone show where I'm getting at)

PS: no this page is not ready yet, though I am working on it :-)

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