Re: OBJECT tag and the IE

On Thursday, June 27, 2002, 5:47:37 PM, Ruben Arrizabalaga wrote:
> Most of the people who navigates in the Internet uses Microsoft´s Internet
> Explorer, How can apply WAI´s guidelines if this people can´t see the
> alternate text of the <OBJECT>???

Sadly IE/win's handling of <object> is severely broken. It treats all <object>
elements as ActiveX objects - if you insert a simple image using <object> and set
ActiveX to prompt, this will demonstrate that.

It will eventually display the image, but will behave more like you inserted an
iframe - complete with padding and scrollbars. You also can't scale the image.

It is a major, major bug - and is preventing sites from being more accessible.

Maybe for IE7, Microsoft?

Tom Gilder

Received on Thursday, 27 June 2002 13:10:56 UTC