Re: AREA tags

On Tue, 6 Aug 1996, Foteos Macrides answered my question about the ALT
attribute to the AREA tag (rather completely :-) ...

> 	Lynx, and in theory other text clients and GUIs with image loading
> turned off, use that as the link name in a menu of links for the HREFs
> of the AREA tags.  The ALT strings should describe the links.  For
> example, if your MAP is of the United States and the links return
> information concerning each state. the ALT strings could be the names
> of the states.

This still, however, doesn't explain why ALT is #REQUIRED here, whereas it
is #IMPLIED for the IMG tag. Surely if it's #REQUIRED in one context, it
should be in all such?


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Received on Tuesday, 6 August 1996 18:48:08 UTC