[Pro] IE issue

viewing a site in IE I get “item 1” when I mouse over any item on the page?

is there a way to disable this?


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This is called alt text, and normally (which is to say in browsers
other than IE) it is only shown when images are disabled. It’s used as
an aid for visually disabled visitors (and search engines). IE
mistakenly shows it as if it was the title tag of the image, not the
alt text. There’s an Action on the ActionsForge which fixes this http://www.actionsforge.com/projects/view/56-fix-ie-alt-tags
and you can apply it to the site folder so as to avoid having to
apply it to each page in your site (or each picture).

But hold on, what about those visually disabled viewers? You really
should go through your site and give these images a slightly more
comprehensible alt text. Freeway uses the image name by default, but
you can tell it otherwise in the Output tab of the Image Inspector.
Don’t go crazy with War and Peace in there, but you can use a short
paragraph or phrase to describe the photo, or simply delete the text
if the image doesn’t tell any sort of a story.

Walter

On May 9, 2009, at 5:24 PM, brm98 wrote:

viewing a site in IE I get “item 1” when I mouse over any item on
the page?

is there a way to disable this?


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WOW!!!

Thank you so much for the quick response and the shortcut on the folder instead of each individual page.

THANK YOU!


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Walter, I’ve used the “Fix IE Alt Tags” page action on every page of my site for many years, but is it needed anymore?

Here’s the action:

http://actionsforge.com/actions/fix-ie-alt-tags-page

More specifically, what versions of IE is that action aimed to fix?

Thanks,

James Wages


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Wow, that’s a creaky old one. Maybe IE5 or 6 was the last that would magick in an alt tag on every image (if it didn’t already have a real alt tag) with the filename. And because of the way that IE misinterpreted what the alt tag was for, it acted like a title tag, so you would see every filename of every image floating in a tooltip if your mouse even slowed down a little as you passed over an image. Looked awful.

Walter

On May 31, 2016, at 1:44 AM, JDW email@hidden wrote:

Walter, I’ve used the “Fix IE Alt Tags” page action on every page of my site for many years, but is it needed anymore?

Here’s the action:

http://actionsforge.com/actions/fix-ie-alt-tags-page

More specifically, what versions of IE is that action aimed to fix?

Thanks,

James Wages


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