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RE: rationalize presentation [was: Use consistent presentation]

From: Slaydon, Eugenia <ESlaydon@beacontec.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 16:59:35 -0500
Message-ID: <D47827B1DE559D458AB76C6E6EADFC669CCEE4@tortugas.beacontec.com>
To: "'Charles McCathieNevile'" <charles@w3.org>, gian@stanleymilford.com.au
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I still have to disagree. Navigation icons provide visual clues that CSS
just can't duplicate yet. Saying that they are inappropriate in an
accessible page is a harsh statement. I fully support your first statement
of providing both icons and text labels. I feel that it best supports
accessibility for *all* users.

Eugenia Slaydon 
Lead Content Developer 
Beacon Technologies, Inc.
336-931-1295 ext 225 

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:41 PM
To: gian@stanleymilford.com.au
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: rationalize presentation [was: Use consistent presentation]

Well, SVG has a lot of promise as a way to do what we really want.

I think what we actually want is to be able to provide both navigation
and text labels. I agree that SVG isn't going to be relied on in a
conservatively designed website for the next few months, so we really get to
having old image formats, and text. I do feel that CSS is sufficiently well
implemented in currently used browsers, so that using bitmap images of text
in place of styled text is not appropriate in an HTML page that claims to be
accessible to a reasonable degree.



On Tue, 15 Jan 2002 gian@stanleymilford.com.au wrote:

  I don't believe an appropriate markup exists that can convey the same
  information that images in navigation bars do.  It would be a sad day
  for accessibility if the only way to make a AA or AAA site would be to
  remove graphical navigation bars.
Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2002 16:56:30 UTC

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