Mozilla's New 'Almost Standards' Rendering Mode

Tuesday July 9th, 2002 has an article about Mozilla's new 'almost standards' mode. This new rendering mode joins the existing standards compliance and quirks modes and should mean that more pages work correctly in Mozilla. The article describes the differences between 'almost standards' and standards compliance mode and lists the DOCTYPEs that trigger the new rendering method.

Thanks to Blogzilla for the link.

#36 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Good

by Dobbins

Sunday July 14th, 2002 5:47 PM

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"I do use ALT tags in images. You should use ALT tags in images. I like the way Internet Explorer displays the text of the ALT tags. Mozilla does not do that because the W3C did not dictate that."

What? IE displays alt text when images are used? No wonder there are some many sites that don't use the tags if IE is horking the look of sites by displaying text at the wrong time.

alt is short for alternative text. It's susposed to be displayed as an alternative when a text only browser is being used or by access tools used by handicapped people. Displaying the image and the alternative to the image at the same time has to be one of Mickysofts dumber ideas, far worse than marquee, and one that is sure to cut down on the number of sites that are accessable.

Marquee is junk, but it's junk that is just ignored by text based browsers, browsers in text mode and accessability devices. It's transparent to anything but IE. Discouraging use of alt tags by having it show up when they aren't needed or desired will have a bad effect on non IE products including accessability devices.