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RE: Clear and simple writing

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <GV@TRACE.WISC.EDU>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 21:49:48 -0600
To: "GLWAI Guidelines WG \(GL - WAI Guidelines WG\)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001301c17888$e6568600$b2176880@trace.wisc.edu>
Hi Chas,

CSS can do it but only if there is a standard way to mark the
supplemental graphics. Right?
 When we looked at this before I thought the response was  
a) there isn't one
b) we aren't supposed to designate any classes in advance like this.

Are these still the answers?

If so – any other ideas on how to mark the graphics.  (even proxy
servers would need to know which ones to show – and how would they be
included but hidden? )  

Any ideas anyone?


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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 8:07 PM
To: Jim Ley
Cc: WAI GL
Subject: Re: Clear and simple writing

Yes, that is the question we are now grappling with (assuming we agree
that
it is a desirable goal - that seems so, although there hasn't been any
statement from the chairs yet).

In terms of looking at CSS-capable browsers it is fairly straightforward
- we
can write stylesheets that will do the job. For browsers that are not
using
CSS I think the best options are fast becoming the use of proxy-based
systems, such as that available for tablin, although getting people to
upgrade browsers (and authoring tools for that matter) is the ideal
solution,
if not something that will happen - but that is really a whole issue on
its
own, that of "baseline capabilities".

Cheers

Charles

On Sun, 25 Nov 2001, Jim Ley wrote:

  I have my own browser which is well set up for my uses, what I'm
asking
  for is clarification of how you provide these illustrations in a
manner
  which I can easily remove this alternative content, whilst leaving
images
  which aren't alternative content.

  Jim.


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