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Full Article Attached 1.0 Branch Created for Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird

Friday May 21st, 2004

A new branch has been created for Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird. The new branch, forked from the existing 1.7 branch, will be used for all future milestone releases of Firefox and Thunderbird until the 1.0 versions. Read the full article for more details from Benjamin Smedberg.


#41 Re: Re: Re: Re: Feature List?

by Jugalator

Tuesday May 25th, 2004 3:18 PM

You are replying to this message

"therefore showing it in a tooltip, or expecting it to be, isn't really appropriate."

Agreed, an example of proper and intended use of the ALT attribute is to represent web pages in a decent way for non-graphical browsers like Lynx, or browsers where the user have chosen to not (or can't) display images for some reason. ALT texts inserted inside empty image templates for images not found or loaded would be a good use for them I guess.

The TITLE attribute on the other hand is "extra information" added to clarify the meaning of the picture or describe it, so then it's useful in a tooltip or even a inline caption. However, inline stuff would probably break page layout, so I guess tooltips work best.