[thelist] browsing in Netscape 6.2 with images turned off

Trussell David N David.N.Trussell at irs.gov
Wed Feb 13 14:40:00 CST 2002

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Um, this should fuel the fire:



> >> I've found that if I view a page in Netscape 6.2 with images
> >> off, not only
> >> do the images not appear, but neither do alt tags. This means
> >> where images
> >> are used for navigation there's no clue to where links
> might be. Does
> >> anybody know a way around this for designers?
> >> ---
> >>
> > Have you tried using the title attribute aswell as alt? I
> > have a feeling NS6
> > prefers that.
> >
> > Olly.
> >
> I wish I could remember where I read a dialogue with one of
> the main designers of Mozilla. He stated that he was no
> longer going to perpetuate the mis-use of the "ALT" tag.
> According to him (and the W3C) the "TITLE" tag is actually
> the correct one to use. I can't back this up but I *do*
> remember reading his response to questions about the "ALT"
> tag.  He maintains that just because everybody has been
> (mis)using the "ALT" tag for years doesn't make it right.

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