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..."

#33 Re: Re: Re: exactly what is the use for tooltips a

by mikemarco

Friday June 18th, 2004 1:35 PM

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Generally speaking, this is true. But this ideal is rarely achieved in practice (if you can name every icon in Microsoft Word or, I salute you, but I certainly can't), and tooltips go a long way towards helping out the user. Anyway, the point still stands--the ALT attribute is the wrong tool for the job, and TITLE should be used instead.