Safari behaviour with ALT attributes in IMG tags

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
August 20th, 2003 • 1:21 am

When rendering pages that contain IMG tags referring to picture files, if the IMG tag contains an ALT attribute, Safari displays the text of the ALT attribute while loading the image. However, if the downloading process is interrupted before the image is loaded (when the user clicks on the “Stop” button, for example), then Safari removes the ALT text and just displays a question mark instead.

Safari should leave the ALT text on the screen, as it is the only way to identify the different elements of the page at this stage. (The question mark can appear in the corner of the image area, like in does in other browsers.)

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