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Re: [agenda] Agenda for tomorrow's call

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 16:24:11 +0200
Message-ID: <4A12C10B.4080101@technosite.es>
To: MWI BPWG Public <public-bpwg@w3.org>
CC: "Appelquist, Daniel, VF-Group" <Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com>
Jo Rabin wrote:
> A question on sprites: what happens to our bp1 stuff on alt text etc. (and what about accessibility aspects).

As CSS is necessary for the use of sprites, they should only be used for 
decorative images, which by definition do not require a text 
alternative. If an image does require a text alternative then it isn't 
decorative and shouldn't be done with CSS, so it shouldn't be a sprite 
either. So icons or buttons shouldn't be made into sprites if they are 
the sole way of conveying information. I think that this should perhaps 
be made clear in the BP document [1].




Alan Chuter
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