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Re: Position of ALT text on IMG

From: Ethan Fremen <mindlace@majordomo.net>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 09:17:25 +0000
Message-ID: <3827E6A5.FF25FF7B@majordomo.net>
To: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Jan Roland Eriksson wrote:

> >Those "placeholder graphics" are typically built into the UA - so no extra
> >downloading is happening.
> There are times when it may be a good idea _not_ to include the size of
> an image in either the stylesheet or the markup. At such times it would
> be difficult to come up with a "placeholder" that would not "ruin the
> layout" of course, unless an IMG  download is done in the background to
> find out about the IMG size anyway.

Why the assumption of a download?  Can't a UA just use WIDTH and HEIGHT
declarations, or parse ALT as you suggest if they don't exist?

Ethan "mindlace" Fremen
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Received on Tuesday, 9 November 1999 06:45:55 UTC

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