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"A" IS FOR ACCESSIBLE APPLETS

If you're into Java applets, you're probably aware that you can enter a URL or path to a graphic as the Alt attribute and the image will be displayed for users with Java disabled. Dreamweaver even provides a Browse for File icon next to the Alt field on the Property inspector to aid your picture pickin'. But Section 508 guidelines dictate that every non-text element must have a text equivalent—so how do you make both alternative text and the image available? After you've selected an alternate image, Dreamweaver inserts an <img> tag within the <applet> tag. In Code view, add an alt attribute, like alt="Wowie Zowie Java Applet", to the <img> tag. Now, you've got the best of all worlds.

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