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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

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
background images are however - they are mostly presentational).

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

Tom Gilder
Received on Friday, 7 June 2002 15:07:43 UTC

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