[thelist] To ALT or not to ALT?

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 12 16:45:35 CST 2001

> From: "Shoshannah Forbes" <xslf at xslf.com>
> From: "aardvark" <roselli at earthlink.net>
> > yes... in IE4 and NN4 (and a few others), do you want every spacer 
> > on the page to potentially show a single space tooltip or balloon 
> > help, or not show anything on mouseover?
> > 
> > single-space tooltips just look silly...
> In IE you can avoid that by adding title="" to the Image.

well, yeah... and Opera 5 doesn't show 'alt's as tool-tips, but we're 
talking about browsers that *do* show tooltips, as well as non-
graphical browsers...

when it comes to title, i only add it if i have content, instead of 
making the browser's rendering engine parse a blank attribute...

but i'm anal retentive...

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