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Re: COUGAR: ALT and <INPUT TYPE="IMAGE">

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Date: 30 Oct 1996 23:10:25 +0000 (GMT)
To: MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU
Cc: marc@ckm.ucsf.edu, www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199610302310.XAA01014@curia.ucc.ie>
   >Should there be an ALT attribute available on <INPUT TYPE="IMAGE"> so that
   >the submit action involved can be conveyed when the image is not available?

   No.  Use VALUE, as you would for TYPE="submit".  It'll be ignored
   by GUIs. 

I think that's less than useful: I can easily see occasions where you
want the value submitted to be a single character, but you'd like the
explanatory string to be more evident for non-graphical users. 

///Peter
Received on Wednesday, 30 October 1996 18:08:16 UTC

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