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December 20, 2000
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Apple's Internet Devlopers site. Too little, too late? Or a new resource which will prove to be helpful?
posted by riffola (5 comments total)

 
They link to the WaSP and use it in examples, which I thought was sort of a nice way to introduce visitors to WaSP.
posted by riffola at 9:12 PM on December 20, 2000


It would be interesting (and more than a little ironic) if Apple got behind things like web standards etc. in a big way at this point. Why? I don't know - to distinguish themselves in the marketplace, I guess.

But could they have an influence? Would BBEdit have more influence, really?
posted by mikel at 9:27 PM on December 20, 2000


I forgot to mention this, if you wait for the alt text to show up for the links to the various sections of the site, you will see that the links cover up the rollover image, which provides the same information as the alt tags, but it ruins the effect of the rollovers. Rather than being redundant, a better alternative would've been shorter descriptions, or using both title and alt tags.

I wonder if they noticed that when and if they tested the site out.
posted by riffola at 11:16 PM on December 20, 2000


I forgot to mention this, if you wait for the alt text to show up for the links to the various sections of the site, you will see that the links cover up the rollover image, which provides the same information as the alt tags, but it ruins the effect of the rollovers. Rather than being redundant, a better alternative would've been shorter descriptions, or using both title and alt tags.

I don't have that problem using IE5 for Mac, so it's probably only a problem with IE or Netscape for PC. I always found it annoying that IE for PC uses the alt text as a pop-up instead of what this tag was designed for; A descriptive placeholder on the page until the image downloaded or if you're browsing without downloading pictures.
posted by Sal Amander at 11:38 AM on December 21, 2000


I was using IE 5.5 on PC. Netscape 6 doesn't show alt tags in popups, I think the previous versions of Netscape did, not too sure about that though.
posted by riffola at 11:51 AM on December 21, 2000


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