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True text (was: Action item: [Bugzilla WCAG Issue 660] should 1.6 inlclude level 1 success criteria?)

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 12:19:43 -0500 (CDT)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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> > 1. Text shown over a background can be removed from the background and
> > read separately.

Well, if you want to do that, view source.

> > In the end, though, I think this is a special case of a more general
> > consideration: that all content meant to be read by humans should be
> > provided as electronic text (not as an image of text). 

Oh, dear. What if the content you wanted to provide is a photograph?

In any event, a picture of text with an alt attribute (possibly even 
title; in unlikely cases, also longdesc) meets that criterion. It's a 
picture backed up by text. And the reality is that people use pictures of 
text *sparingly*. I don't see a problem.

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