[thelist] NS6 - alt tags not showing?

Mark Howells mark at mountain.ch
Thu Feb 14 07:26:00 CST 2002

> Alt tags aren't meant to show on your screen. They are only meant to show if
> images are not showing. If you want the "tooltip" effect, title tags are the
> way to go. But you'll still need alt tags for a description of your image.
> Peter
>> Strangely enough, a discussion on this subject at CSS Discuss has
>> highlighted that this appears to be a bug in NS6. The solution that most
>> gave was to use the title="" attribute as well as alt="". It doesn't show
>> alternative text in the page, but it enables a tooltip when the cursor
> moves
>> over the image instead.

I know. But in NS6, the alt text doesn't appear when there are no images
showing, hence my comment that this is a bug in the browser.

The suggestion of title="" appears to be the next best alternative until a
future release of NN6 fixes the problem.

Mark Howells

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