[Wolves] mozilla annoyances ?

Aquarius aquarius-lists at kryogenix.org
Wed Feb 25 07:59:33 GMT 2004

Matthew Revell spoo'd forth:
> Is there a Tony Blair (third way) in all of this? I mean, Mozilla's 
> refusal to display alt tags as a tooltip seems to be a jobsworth act, to 
> me: I know that, according to the standard, the title tag should be the 
> tool tip, but in its absence (and title is absent on most sites on the 
> web) then how does it hurt to improve the usability of a site by 
> tooltipping the alt tag?

It hurts a lot if you're using a screen reader, because a tooltip and
alternative text for an image are completely different things.
Essentially, the Mozilla team have the opinion that if they don't do it
right, then no-one will ever, ever fix the problems, and they are right.


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