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Re: Potential Conflicts between Lynx & WAI P3 Standards Query

From: Jo Miller <jo@bendingline.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 08:21:32 -0400
Message-Id: <p05100306b74672357da2@[192.168.1.101]>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Browser support of this CSS2 feature is still not very good, 
unfortunately. IE4-5 will use the image specified in the CSS but will 
rarely align the images properly next to the list items.

>  i think you may have misunderstood RNIB's advice -- use null ALT text
>  > (ALT="") for spacer images and ALT="*" for graphical bullets, list item
>>  indicators, etc., so that the user isn't forced to hear:
>
>However, one should note that IE 4+ and NS 6 have a better way of
>doing this which degrades cleanly:  you can set the image for real list
>bullets using CSS2.  (I think NS4 on Windows half implements this and
>will honour alternative stock choices (disc, circle, etc.), but not
>images.  Unfortunately most designers have stereotyped code for these
>UL simulations, so probably don't realise there has been an alternative
>for several years.
>
>I'm not completely sure that NS4 doesn't do it with images; NS4
>incorrectly interprets relative URLs in style sheets which can break
>style images.

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Jo Miller
jo@bendingline.com
Received on Friday, 8 June 2001 08:21:49 GMT

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