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Re: Textual Images vs. Styled Text, Round Two *ding*

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 18:28:01 -0500
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To: love26@gorge.net (William Loughborough), Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, WAI ER group <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Kynn and William,
Could you please take this thread off the UA list.

Thank you

At 03:43 PM 9/27/2000 -0700, William Loughborough wrote:
>At 02:50 PM 9/27/00 -0700, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>>I think you may have missed _my_ point...
>Nope. Everyone's missing the "point" - there is no such entity as "image 
>text". When an image is made of <em><strong>anything </em></strong>it 
>becomes "image" and must endure the same requirements whether it is an 
>image of text or an image showing apples vs. oranges. It requires a 
>textual equivalent.
>KB::  "I don't think anyone is claiming it's not, so I'm not sure you need 
>to make this point so forcefully. :)"
>WL: The reason I'm sure that I do need to make the point "forcefully" is 
>that somehow it has been allowed to slip by that images of text are a 
>special case of images. They are not. IMO this also goes for PDF. The 
>clear purpose of the guidelines applicable to this entire genre is that if 
>there's any semantics in there it must be teased out. If not, then...

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