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Re: Action 19: discouraging image replacement

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 05:43:32 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <588543.36077.qm@web37906.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: List WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

The technique is enough to address SC 1.4.5 barring the exceptions allowed by that SC. So it is a sufficient technique. If the technique is unable to reliably support most user agents / AT in use, it would be an advisory technique.    
It appears the text for the technique and for 'Understanding SC' is quite clear right now and no additions are required I believe.
Sailesh Panchang
Tel 571-344-1765

--- On Thu, 4/2/09, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com> wrote:

From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
Subject: Action 19:  discouraging image replacement
To: "List WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 9:27 PM


I had an action item [1] to discourage the use of image
replacement, and encourage the use of real text. 


Add to C30, at the end of the description: 

Please note that it is a better practice to use real text, which
the user agent can resize and re-color, rather than images of text.  While
this technique does meet the success criterion, it will be less usable for some
users than providing real text. 


While looking at this, I also noticed that C30 is about
allowing users to customize the image of text.  Since customization is an
exception in 1.4.5 that is not in 1.4.9, I think that C30 should not be
sufficient for 1.4.9.  What do others think of this? 





[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/Group/track/actions/19


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