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Re: regestering a site using Alt labels
From Inachu at HELPDESK on 20 Sept '99
replying to Re: regestering a site using Alt labels posted by Antonie

I don't know about other search engines they might but I know for a
fact that infoseek does READ alt tags

And agian as in my past post about this if you have any
comment tags like <!-- -->

The search spider WILL read this as a end of file(EOF) and will
not spider any farther...

>>Does anyone know whether a search engine will pick up the Alt label text underneath a gif, or don't search engines look there?
>I'm not sure but I doubt that they do. Alt labels were invented for those who can't (or won't) view graphics. All browsers these days support several graphics formats, but only a few years ago they were purely text based. However, even in the recent browsers you can switch off graphics (in Internet Explorer go to View, Internet Options Advanced and look under the Multimedia options). If you clear the tick in the box for Show Pictures and then do a bit of surfing you can REALLY surf the web at speed. Of course you don't see the graphics but instead you will just see the plain text that was provided by the ALT tags so you still have an idea of what you're not seeing.

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