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RE: Invisible D link.

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <po@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 22:50:54 -0500
Message-ID: <01BCC54E.7DC03240.po@trace.wisc.edu>
To: "'dd@w3.org'" <dd@w3.org>, WAI Working Group <w3c-wai-wg@w3.org>
You dont use src=""  
You use an image but one which essentially has no size.  

<A HREF="indextext.html"><IMG SRC="/images/invis.gif" ALT="To Text-Only version." BORDER=0></A>


-----Original Message-----
From:	Daniel Dardailler [SMTP:danield@w3.org]
Sent:	Thursday, September 18, 1997 4:11 AM
To:	WAI Working Group
Subject:	Re: Invisible D link. 

Jason wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Sep 1997, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> > One way would be to put the D-Link as the alt text to an invisible graphic. 
> >   then it would only show up when graphics were turned off ---- but 
> > unfortunately you would have a second graphic marker......
> How would today's browsers react to the following?
> <a href="description.html" class=longdesc> <img src="" alt="[D]"> </a>

In Netscape 3, it shows the missing image icon.

The specs for "Relative Uniform Resource Locators" (rfc1808, at
ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc1808.txt) says that empty urls directly
map to the base url, so I think what happens is that "" is taken as
the current directory, and since it's not an image, it breaks.
Received on Friday, 19 September 1997 23:52:49 UTC

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