[thelist] alt tags

Shoshannah Forbes sfores at members.evolt.org
Wed Jul 24 08:25:01 CDT 2002

IE behavior is non-standard.
You should use the title attribute instead.
<tip author="Shoshannah Forbes">
Do you want to have alt in you images for accessibility, but you don't
want the rest of the users to get a tooltip if they are using ie? Then
add an empty title to the image, similar to this:

<img src="foo.gif" alt="your alt text here" title="" />


On Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 08:29  PM, Tom Dell'Aringa wrote:

> Hey all,
> In IE the alt tag shows up as a title. Is this standard across
> browsers? I want to say somebody said something about the right
> click. What if you would need to use like 30-40 characters in your
> alt text - but the title box that pops up obscures something else?
> For non-impaired users, that is quite annoying.
> Tom

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