Why change how alt tags are displayed in HTML5?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Bohgosity BumaskiL, Feb 27, 2012.

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    Explorer 8. When I hover over a graphic with a required alt tag in
    it, and it's HTML 3.2, then Explorer displays that text. If it's
    HTML5, then it ignores alt text.

    When I click on a link, then hit the back button, in HTML 3.2, it
    displays ALINK (active link) colour, until I select another link,
    then it displays VLINK (visited link) colour. I use red for ALINK
    and yellow for VLINK, like stop-lights. If I am not mistaken, then
    ALINK can also mean absent. I use red for ALINK colours.

    Did that behaviour revert in Explorer 9?
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    Bohgosity BumaskiL, Feb 27, 2012
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  2. Bohgosity BumaskiL

    Mayayana Guest

    | Explorer 8. When I hover over a graphic with a required alt tag in
    | it, and it's HTML 3.2, then Explorer displays that text. If it's
    | HTML5, then it ignores alt text.
    |

    I don't know about IE8, but ALT was never supposed
    to display in a tooltip. TITLE does that. ALT is for text
    to show if the image is blocked or missing.
    MS has gradually been making IE more standards-
    conforming. That may be why you're seeing the change.
     
    Mayayana, Feb 27, 2012
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  3. Bohgosity BumaskiL

    VanguardLH Guest

    And what happens with you use some OTHER web browser to view the HTML
    3.2 and 5 code? You're commenting on the behavior of a particular web
    browser, not what the standards stipulate should happen.

    HTML 3.2
    http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html32-19970114
    IMG - inline images
    <!ATTLIST IMG
    src %URL #REQUIRED -- URL of image to embed --
    alt CDATA #IMPLIED -- for display in place of image --

    It says the text display *IN PLACE* of the image. If the image source
    is unavailable or until it gets downloaded, the web browser is supposed
    to SHOW that text inside the image object's space in the web page. If
    the image size is too small, not all of the text will be visible. There
    is no comment that the client should show popup or bubble hints.
    Can't address that part of your post. I don't use IE9 yet.
     
    VanguardLH, Feb 27, 2012
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