Lockergnome: Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer

Wednesday June 16th, 2004

Chris Pirillo wrote in to tell us about a new article on Lockergnome entitled Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer: "The time has come to dump Internet Explorer. I know, I know — you may have heard the same thing before from those that think it's cool to hate Microsoft; but I'm not one of those guys. I'm actually an MCSE and I happen to like quite a few of Microsoft's products. Rather than lump me into the Microsoft-basher category, consider for a moment why you use the browser you use, and humor me by entertaining the notion — if even for a second — that switching to another might be worth your while..."

#19 Don't blame the browser...

by Deaf

Thursday June 17th, 2004 2:03 PM

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Probably 99% of the problem is that web developers are not coding correctly. The ALT attribute is an accessibility tool. It is used to show text in place of the image within text-only browsers etc. However due to IE's IMPROPER use of this attribute, people now associate the ALT attribute with tooltips.

It is really not a browser issue but a coding issue. If then just use the TITLE attribute instead if they wish to have a tooltip created then all is well in margaritaville.