OK tedster, hope this helps...
Like you, I also found that using <img src=benjerry.gif alt=Ben && Jerry> will NOT work in NS.
HOWEVER, inserting quotes WILL do the trick! see below...
<img src=benjerry.gif alt="Ben && Jerry">
I generally use quotes around all my attribute values because my HTML editor (Arachnophilia) enters them automatically and uses them for its tag coloring scheme.
But there's obviously more than just aesthetics going on here.
| Add a Title attribute - & a m p ; works in them. Test this with mouseover|
Also - you can put a return char in a Title attribute. (can't demonstrate it here). Click on owner edit, to view source.
I'm afraid the "title" attribute isn't supported by the "img" tag in NS, at least not in NS4.08, which is what tedster needs--or did I misunderstand tedster.
(Tedster-- which tag are you inquiring about: <img> or <a> ?)
Still, I'm glad you mentioned it Brett. I wasn't familiar with the "title" attribute for <a> tags. Very nice indeed!
| && works in NN4 for me. |
title - yep, you can apply a title attribute to almost all html4 tags.
>&& works in NN4
Yep, I'm looking at "&" on the above logo using NN4, title tag is ignored. IE5 shows title, but no alt atributes (&& single ampersand).
NN4.7 Mac shows no title tag pop-ups for either the text link or the image. IE5 Mac shows a little speech bubble pop-up for both... with ampersands.
Can you show the code for that?
Is it better to use a title tag than it is to use an alt tag for images? Do you use both? And if you do use bothy, which shows up? The alt tag or the title tag?
Thanks, everyone. I never thought about using title tags to handle the tooltip for the non-NN4 browsers. That's a help.
The more I examine this little backwater of page design, the crazier it gets. More complication sets in when images are turned off and the alt text itself is displayed in the image place holder. I can't find a method that gives the right text in both the tooltip AND the image placeholder -- as well as working cross browser. Such is life.
Click on "owner edit" to view the code grnidone.
Title or Alt? Use both. Title is intended for the mouse over, while alt is intended for non-graphical agents. Alt should be an "alternative" to the graphic, while title should be "descriptive" of the graphic.
<a href="/"><img src="logo.gif" alt="link to home page" title="Ben and Jerry's ice cream addict support center"></a>