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HTML Straw Polls

Background work for a Review of proposed HTML5 Specification

Screenshots of Webpages using a Variety of Browsers

Straw Poll on how different browsers rendered XHTML/HTML4.01 webpages revealed quite a variation (shown below) in how Alt Text and Backgrounds are rendered.

Konqueror, Iceweazel, Firefox, IE, Opera Small Screen and Opera Browsers in text only, accessible and download images modes

Konqueror 3.5.5 on SuSE linux 10.2

standard configuration is to not load images or java, cookies and javascript are disabled, flash is not installed.

travel.shtml (XHTML Transitional) - with standard configuration, the Alt Text isn't displayed.

Konquerer Screen Shot

test.shtml (xhtml strict) - with standard configuration, the Alt Text isn't displayed

Konquerer Screen Shot

www.ramin.com.au/eco-sydney (html4.01) - with standard configuration, the Alt Text isn't displayed

Konquerer Screen Shot

Iceweazel/Knoppix5.2

travel.shtml Images blocked from specific sites - ALT text isn't displayed

IceWeazel Screen Shot

Block images from all websites - ALT text is displayed, instead of images.

IceWeazel Screen Shot

With Images

IceWeazel Screen Shot

Firefox 1.5.0.12/Linux 2.6.18 kernel from Fedora 6 distro

www.ramin.com.au/travel-guide with all images blocked

Firefox Screen Shot

with non-original site images blocked

Firefox Screen Shot

Firefox 2.0.0.6/MSWinXP Professional V2002-SP2

www.ramin.com.au/travel-guide

Firefox Screenshot

Images Blocked from all sites

Firefox Screenshot

Images Blocked from selected sites

www.ramin.com.au/eco-sydney (html4.01) with images

Firefox Screen Shot

Images blocked from all sites

Firefox Screen Shot

IE 6.0..../MSWinXP Professional V2002-SP2

www.ramin.com.au/eco-sydney (html4.01) - note gray background

Internet Explorer Screen Shot

www.ramin.com.au/travel-guide with Images

Internet Explorer Screen Shot

Images Blocked from all sites (alt text is truncated)

Internet Explorer Screen Shot

Images Blocked from all sites - accessibility option expand (complete alt text is displayed)

Internet Explorer Screen Shot

Opera/MSWinXP Professional V2002-SP2

Screenshots of www.ramin.com.au/travel-guide/ (xhtml transitional)

Opera Small Screen (Mobile Phone Simulator)

Opera Small Screen Screen Shot

Opera Small Screen Text Mode

Opera Small Screen (Mobile Phone Simulator) Screen Shot

Opera Text Mode

Opera Screen Shot

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