[thelist] In Defense of Fahrner Image Replacement

rudy rudy937 at rogers.com
Sat Aug 9 08:19:24 CDT 2003

there is still something about this whole issue that bothers me

i've seen the word "solution" used a number of times in this thread, but i
have yet to see a clear statement of the problem that the FIRT is a solution

want to be listed in google?  use H1

want to show a nice image on your page?  use IMG

want both?  use both

maybe you want to use the IMG for visual user agents and the H1 for textual
user agents like searchbots?

is that the problem?

hey, i have a great idea -- force all user agents through a splash page, ask
them to "click here to enter graphically enhanced version" or "plain text
version" of the site, and then carry that choice along as a cookie, so that
you don't have to serve both H1 and IMG on every page...

i'm kidding

i guess what i'm saying is that the "solution" breaks under a number of
situations (images turned off and style sheets turned on, etc.) and
therefore it causes more problems than the "problem" it purportedly "solves"


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