Re: Position of ALT text on IMG

Jan Roland Eriksson wrote:

> >Those "placeholder graphics" are typically built into the UA - so no extra
> >downloading is happening.
> There are times when it may be a good idea _not_ to include the size of
> an image in either the stylesheet or the markup. At such times it would
> be difficult to come up with a "placeholder" that would not "ruin the
> layout" of course, unless an IMG  download is done in the background to
> find out about the IMG size anyway.

Why the assumption of a download?  Can't a UA just use WIDTH and HEIGHT
declarations, or parse ALT as you suggest if they don't exist?

Ethan "mindlace" Fremen
you cannot abdicate responsibility
for your ideology.

Received on Tuesday, 9 November 1999 06:45:55 UTC