ALT = "text string"
| use it|
ALT, which works just like
<IMG ALT="...">, indicates the alternative text to use for the link if the browser does not display the image (for example if the user is blind and uses a text browser). If you decide to put an imge map in your web page, don't look like an amateur and leave out alternate text.
For example, the following
<AREA ...> tag indicates that the alternate text is
which gives us the rectangle in this map:
Some visual browsers do not utilize the
ALT attribute but make user the
TITLE attribute to display a prompt over the area, so it's a good idea to use both:
HREF="contacts.html" ALT="Contacts" TITLE="Contacts"
which gives us this map:
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