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applying alts to swf

     
8:08 pm on Jul 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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is their anyway to apply an alt to a swf, such as a jpg?
8:39 am on July 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i dont think you can.

when an alt tag's name appears, it is usually when your mouse is over it for a few seconds... using that on flash (interactive site)... that would drive the user insane. if there cursor is just sitting there, its going to appear, and interfear with the content or look :)

9:19 am on July 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The alt tag can only be used in HTML elements such as a graphic. The way that SWF's are used in the page is through an EMBED or OBJECT (depending on the browser) tag, which calls a plugin to run the flash code. As far as I know, no browser has implemented alt within an EMBED or OBJECT tag.

So no, it's not possible. From a user standpoint, davis has it spot on.