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Re: [agenda] Agenda for tomorrow's call

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 08:22:23 +0100
To: achuter@technosite.es, "MWI BPWG Public" <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ut7v3lk3h8on37@bruce-pc>
On Wed, 20 May 2009 08:02:53 +0100, Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>  
wrote:

>  > We could point to WCAG 2; the "Techniques for WCAG 2" document says
>  > "Using CSS to include decorative images":
>
> I think that the WCAG technique is saying "if you want to use images  
> that don't require alternative text, you can use CSS," but the BP says  
> "use CSS to create sprite images" and should add "if you do this then  
> you can't provide alternative text, so don't use sprites for  
> non-decorative images."
>
> I think it would be useful to warn people to avoid failure F3: "Failure  
> of Success Criterion 1.1.1 due to using CSS to include images that  
> convey important information" [1]. I suspect that unfortunately this  
> excludes much of the intended scope of the BP.

It's a Worst Practice to use sprites (or any CSS) to convey information.

b
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