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Re: Position of ALT text on IMG

From: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 08:07:44 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <19991112160744.23444.rocketmail@web903.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
> > This seems to solve the various problems where
> Image
> > graphics are not loaded.
> >
> > IMG:placeholder or alt or whatever {
> > size: full || inline
> > }
> >
> > Full would cause a full size block for IMG.
> >
> > Size: inline (initial value) would cause the ALT
> text
> > to be displayed inline, but only when the IMG is
> > unavailable or when the user has disabled images.
> 
> No new property is required for this behavior,
> simply use:
> display:inline-block (as defined in CSS3 UI wd [1])
> or
> display:inline

Ah! I really should read all those WDs, though I must
confess that I wouldn't expect to see this in a UI
section. 

I did actually consider this idea, independently of
the UI WD when writing my message, but rejected on the
basis that it was altering the well-established
behaviour of display: inline (especially as it is the
initial value(, which in CSS 1 and 2 is equivalent to
the inline-block property.


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