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RE: images, bullets, and style sheets FYI

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 11:05:42 -0700
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B90508FFA5@red-msg-47.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
It won't disappear from MSIE.  :^)

-Chris Wilson

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Wendy A Chisholm [SMTP:chisholm@trace.wisc.edu]
> Sent:	Thursday, May 07, 1998 8:57 AM
> To:	w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Cc:	w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
> Subject:	images, bullets,  and style sheets FYI
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I was curious about what MSIE 4.x does when bullets have been specified
> using images and style sheets.  MSIE 4.x is the only browser that supports
> this at this time that I'm aware of - see
> http://www.webreview.com/guides/style/index.html for a complete list of
> which style sheet directives Netscape Communicator 4, MSIE 3.0 and 4.x
> support on mac and win95.  i also tested amaya for win95 and double
> checked
> with NSC4 for win95 and found no support on either user agent.
> 
> I created a test page (
> http://trace.ie.wisc.edu/kaboodle/html/tests/ssbullets.htm ) that uses
> style sheets to generate bullets for an unordered list and verifies
> against
> strict 4.0.  I had the assumption that if images were not loaded an image
> icon would replace the bullet, or that a browser generated bullet would
> proceed an image icon without alt-text.  Instead, I was happy to find that
> when images are not loaded it draws default bullets.  Therefore, we never
> see two bullets nor do we see image icons without alt-text.
> 
> The user agent guidelines ought to recommend similar "intelligence" so
> that
> it doesn't disappear from MSIE and is included in future user agents.
> 
> --w
> 
> wendy chisholm
> human factors engineer
> trace research and development center
> university of wisconsin - madison, USA
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