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Thread: Alt tags on image map "hot spots"

  1. #1
    Sheila Hoffman
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    Default Alt tags on image map "hot spots"

    I've just noticed this and I really don't know if it's always been this way
    or if it's to do with 10. If you go to www.sococulture.org and mouse over
    each image, you do NOT get the alt tags that have been assigned to the hot
    spots. This is disturbing to me. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong
    or is it simply not possible to have alt tags on hot spots? If that's the
    case why does it appear we can add them?

    Thanks,
    Sheila





  2. #2
    Garret Mott
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    Default Re: Alt tags on image map "hot spots"

    Hi Sheila -

    > I've just noticed this and I really don't know if it's always been this
    > way or if it's to do with 10. If you go to www.sococulture.org and mouse
    > over each image, you do NOT get the alt tags that have been assigned to
    > the hot spots. This is disturbing to me. Is this a bug or am I doing
    > something wrong or is it simply not possible to have alt tags on hot
    > spots? If that's the case why does it appear we can add them?
    >


    The Alt Text does show up in the properties, for whatever that's worth...

    It does seem as though they should show up when hovering.

    Regards,

    Garret Mott

    Auto-Mate Software www.automatesoftware.com
    Northeast DataFlex Consortium www.nedataflex.com



  3. #3
    TheBox
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    Default Re: Alt tags on image map "hot spots"

    They are showing for me Sheila.
    -
    Bert
    "Sheila Hoffman" <Sheila@hoffmanNOSPAMgraphics.com> wrote in message
    news:A921.1175202120.169@gfwebforum.com...
    > I've just noticed this and I really don't know if it's always been this
    > way or if it's to do with 10. If you go to www.sococulture.org and mouse
    > over each image, you do NOT get the alt tags that have been assigned to
    > the hot spots. This is disturbing to me. Is this a bug or am I doing
    > something wrong or is it simply not possible to have alt tags on hot
    > spots? If that's the case why does it appear we can add them?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sheila
    >
    >
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Garret Mott
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    Default Re: Alt tags on image map "hot spots"

    > They are showing for me Sheila.
    > -
    > Bert


    Your comment got me thinking (you should be impressed - that's not easy to
    do ;-) & I tried it in IE. They show up fine there. I normally use FireFox
    & they don't show up there.

    Maybe it's a FF thing?

    Regards,

    Garret Mott

    Auto-Mate Software www.automatesoftware.com
    Northeast DataFlex Consortium www.nedataflex.com



  5. #5
    Nancy O
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    Default Re: Alt tags on image map "hot spots"

    You've got to place title="your text here" inside your <area> tags for the
    tooltips to show in non-IE browsers.

    --Nancy


    "Sheila Hoffman" <Sheila@hoffmanNOSPAMgraphics.com> wrote in message
    news:A921.1175202120.169@gfwebforum.com...
    > I've just noticed this and I really don't know if it's always been this

    way
    > or if it's to do with 10. If you go to www.sococulture.org and mouse over
    > each image, you do NOT get the alt tags that have been assigned to the hot
    > spots. This is disturbing to me. Is this a bug or am I doing something

    wrong
    > or is it simply not possible to have alt tags on hot spots? If that's the
    > case why does it appear we can add them?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sheila
    >
    >
    >
    >




  6. #6
    Nancy O
    Guest

    Default Re: Alt tags on image map "hot spots"

    Ok Sheila, I just had an afterbirth.

    The title tag is not valid html markup inside <area> so code won't validate
    in html 4.x doc decl types. Which is perhaps why NOF doesn't provide title
    tags for hot spots.

    If you don't care much about W3C validation and just want to get the job
    done, don't worry about it. Most modern browsers will support you.

    If OTOH, you want to run valid markup and are willing to use JavaScript
    arrays to create tooltips instead of alt and title attributes, take a look
    at www.dynamicdrive.com which has several tooltip scripts that might fit
    your needs.

    Best of luck,
    --Nancy



    "Nancy O" <nancyoshea1@NOSPAMverizon.net> wrote in message
    news:euhdom$338@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com...
    > You've got to place title="your text here" inside your <area> tags for the
    > tooltips to show in non-IE browsers.
    >
    > --Nancy
    >
    >
    > "Sheila Hoffman" <Sheila@hoffmanNOSPAMgraphics.com> wrote in message
    > news:A921.1175202120.169@gfwebforum.com...
    > > I've just noticed this and I really don't know if it's always been this

    > way
    > > or if it's to do with 10. If you go to www.sococulture.org and mouse

    over
    > > each image, you do NOT get the alt tags that have been assigned to the

    hot
    > > spots. This is disturbing to me. Is this a bug or am I doing something

    > wrong
    > > or is it simply not possible to have alt tags on hot spots? If that's

    the
    > > case why does it appear we can add them?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Sheila
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >




  7. #7
    Sheila Hoffman
    Guest

    Default Re: Alt tags on image map "hot spots"

    You guys are amazing! So I'm glad to know I'm not crazy and that at least
    they do show up in MSIE which is dominant. I am using FF but I first noticed
    this on a client's MAC. So it's not working there either. I don't care about
    validating. It sounds like I'd need to edit the post publish code to add
    this title="your text here" inside your <area> tags. Is that right? Is
    there any other way? I don't want to fuss with external scripts or editing
    if I can avoid it.

    Thanks,
    Sheila





  8. #8
    Sheila Hoffman
    Guest

    Default Re: Alt tags on image map "hot spots"

    Nancy:

    Thanks for this. It took me til today to try this solution. It worked! I
    just had to edit the published html and replace ALT with TITLE. The code was
    already there with what I'd indicated I wanted in NOF. I still think this is
    a bug in NOF. They allow us to set alt tages on hotspots then publishes them
    as ALT tags which don't display in FF. If they published them as TITLE tags
    they would display fine. I suppose in fairness, everyone seems to care most
    about validation so that's probably why AND it's only in FF that it's an
    issue. Anyhow, I'm very glad to have fixed it. Thanks again and have a great
    weekend.

    Sheila





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