| I'll second the plea for more than just text inside ALT. One thing I've
| discovered users seem to expect is that an imagemap be replaced with a
| a menu when images are turned off.
No flaming intended, but I really cannot see why you'd want to ruin HTML
this way. Parsing the ALT attribute makes about as much sense as parsing
the SRC attribute; imagine passing a <IMG SRC="<A HREF...>">.
As others have already pointed out, the FIG element does a much better job
of solving this problem (and also makes imagemaps obsolete, which IMHO are
a lose anyway).
I urge you to check out the HTML 3.0 specification at
great reading if you're interested in HTML.
-- Karl Anders Oygard