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5.3.7 background image support

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 15:08:11 -0500
Message-ID: <43C1712B.2070508@metalab.unc.edu>
To: public-bpwg-comments@w3.org

Section 5.3.7 states:

[BACKGROUND_IMAGE_SUPPORT] Do not use background images unless you know 
the device supports them. (Normative)

I don't see any reasoning in the document to justify this one, and I 
can't think of any myself. Won;t a device that doesn't support 
background images simply ignore them without any detrimental effects? I 
can;t think of any examples in practice where the background image was a 
critical part of the content. This feels like it would degrade gracefully.

At a minimum, I would ask that this normative rule be explained more. 
But if there's no good explanation for this, then this rule could simply 
be dropped.

´╗┐Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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