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RE: Background image

From: Chris O'Kennon <chris@vipnet.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 15:07:36 -0400
Message-ID: <BCECCA7B3D37D611ABC5009027D6228A0402A0@iexch1.vipnet.org>
To: "'Tom Gilder'" <w3c@tom.me.uk>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>

The same would apply, I assume, for images that are the backgrounds of table
cells.

Chris O'Kennon
Commonwealth of Virginia

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Gilder [mailto:w3c@tom.me.uk]
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 2:58 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org; Harvey Bingham
Subject: Re: Background image



On Friday, June 7, 2002, 5:48:07 PM, Harvey Bingham wrote:
> Question: Does a background image need alt text? If so, how should
> it be recognizable?

No, it does not - unless the text is *essential* to understanding the page
(few
background images are however - they are mostly presentational).

If the image is essential (does the page make no sense if you removed it?),
then
you could include separate text on the page, providing the same function of
the
image.

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Tom Gilder
http://tom.me.uk/
Received on Friday, 7 June 2002 15:07:43 GMT

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