Netscape 7.0 Final News and Reviews
Saturday August 31st, 2002
Though Netscape releases no longer get the coverage that they used to, the launch of Netscape 7.0 was reported in several places on the Web. Articles can be found at AOL Time Warner, BBC News, CNET News.com, Geek.com, HindustanTimes.com, Internet Magazine, internetnews.com, Internet Week, MacCentral, MacSlash, NewsFactor, PCWorld.com, Reuters, Slashdot, The Register, Yahoo! Finance and ZDNet News.
UPDATE! PC Magazine gave Netscape 7.0 four out of five, calling it "a sleek, fast, friendly browser that may make you consider switching from Microsoft Internet Explorer as your default browsing tool."
Finally, here's the solution to the biggest complaint about Netscape 7.0.
#42 Re: alt text is NOT for Tooltips
by SubtleRebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tuesday September 3rd, 2002 10:38 AM
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> the text shows a tooltipp on MSIE, which is an enhanced functionality
No it is NOT enhanced functionality. It is an extremely annoying bug in IE and older versions of Netscape.
I want to make web pages that are easily accessible to the blind using alt, but when I do so, the websites are littered with excessive tooltips in IE. Every signifigant image on a web page should have alt text, but not every image should have a tool tip. Also, the appropriate alt text and the appropriate tooltip text are often different.