BuildID: 2001032015 When viewing this page in Mozilla, you will see in the top corner of the body text, right above the "USA" headline: spacer.gif (43 bytes) spacer.gif Having looked at the page source, this text comes from the ALT attributes for a couple of images... which don't seem to exist at the server. I'm not sure what the correct behaviour should be... but the page looks much cleaner in Netscape 4.72, where the ALT text does not get displayed. Reproducible: Always
sorry, i forgot to mention OS=linux... though I somehow doubt it will matter.
same results on win32 build 2001031604 -- alt tag text is shown. note also that ie5, like netscape, also does not display the alt text.
If an image is not available or is disabled or is otherwise broken, then it should be replaced by its alternative text. See bug 1994. INVALID.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Verified. From http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/objects.html#adef-alt "Do not specify irrelevant alternate text when including images intended to format a page, for instance, alt="red ball" would be inappropriate for an image that adds a red ball for decorating a heading or paragraph. In such cases, the alternate text should be the empty string (""). Authors are in any case advised to avoid using images to format pages; style sheets should be used instead."
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
SPAM. HTML Element component deprecated, changing component to Layout. See bug 88132 for details.
Component: HTML Element → Layout
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