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Comment LC-1066

From: Gian Sampson-Wild <gian@tkh.com.au>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 01:31:00 +1000
To: "'Loretta Guarino Reid'" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: <public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006301c7bfe2$ab8dcea0$b300a8c0@tkhcomputer>

Comment 43:

Source: http://www.w3.org/mid/001f01c695f9$31b504e0$9288b23a@tkhcomputer
(Issue ID: LC-1066)

Images for markup: Seeing as this WCAG1 checkpoint does not map to a
particular SC, does this mean that WCAG2 allows images to be used instead of
markup, for example, images of text, instead of CSS-manipulated text?  Or
images for bullets instead of marked up bulleted lists?

Proposed Change:

Clarify the mapping of 3.1.

Response from Working Group:

The mapping has been removed from the WCAG document itself and will now be
included in the WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0 transition materials. This will make it
easier to update the mapping as new techniques are developed.

The working group will work in coordination with the EOWG WCAG 2.0 Materials
Support Task Force in the creation of transition materials and will consider
these comments when the mapping is updated.

To answer your question, WCAG 2.0 does not prohibit the use of images of
text provided that they have text alternatives. There is, however, an
advisory technique that advises against the use of images of text in order
to acheive a desired visual effect. Success criterion 1.3.1 lists the use of


            for lists as a sufficient technique. Other techniques could be
used, but text alternatives would have to make the information and
relationships conveyed through this use of images clear.
Response from GSW:
What about SVG?
Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 15:31:18 UTC

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