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Re: SVG Plugin from Adobe (sizing, flowing, and mixed media)

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 14:51:28 -0000
Message-ID: <01a101c0765d$e1159ce0$56ed93c3@z5n9x1>
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> (b) Next, Suzanne goes to look at the Sean-In-A-Box software's
>      page.  That one is built using graphical text -- gif files
>      as buttons.  Suzanne also changes her font size and the
>      text on the page increases, but the gif files do not.

The "Sean-In-A-Box" Software Consortium [1] has been experimenting with
using object to import the image, and then having a markup+CSS version as
the internal "alternative". The production team of this software empire
found that this technique didn't work at all in IE5 because it places silly
little scroll bars around the object, even when you correctly divine its
style. Not only that but the alternative content simply isn't extractable
(unless you use *big* CSS3 hacks). One small benefit was that if you drag
the little WCAG ICON (tm) into the IE5 browser window, you can resize it,
but because its a pixellated thing, it looks rubbish.
The "Sean-In-A-Box" Software Coporation went into liquidation yesterday due
to the problems outlined above; we apologize to our stock holders.

[1] If this turns out to be a real incorporated company, Kynn and I are
going to be sued big-time. Although I'm British, so I might get away with
it...

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
http://infomesh.net/sbp/
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.
Received on Thursday, 4 January 2001 09:51:11 GMT

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