I’m aware of the change of behaviour. I think that it should be up to the user whether they want to open a site in a new window or tab. I’m not a fan of sites which assume they know better than the user.
Regarding the alt text – yes, it should contain details of the image. All I’ve done is a kludge to make the page validate. I’ll look in to drawing out the alt text (if any) from the database.
Thanks for your comment.