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Re: Fw: Rendering of ALT text in table header cells

From: Jo Miller <jo@bendingline.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 16:49:32 -0400
Message-Id: <p0510030db7a0870afa68@[]>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, ebuie@csc.com

It should, as long as you put the images between TH tags.

Does your graphic designer want to use pictures of text in the 
headings? If so, bear in mind that visually impaired users cannot 
resize non-vector-based images, nor can they override the designer's 
color and contrast choices for greater readability. These are good 
reasons to avoid using images of text to convey important information 
where plain text would do. (If this is not the designer's plan, 
please ignore my soapboxing!)


At 15:38 -0400 8/15/01, David Poehlman wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <ebuie@csc.com>
>To: <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>
>Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 3:28 PM
>Subject: Rendering of ALT text in table header cells
>We're building a web-based application for a US Government client, and
>will have a few tables that display honest-to-goodness tabular data.
>visual designer would like to use images in the column headings, and he
>asked me if the ALT text for these images would render the same way as
>ordinary text would if there were no images (i.e., as header text).  Can
>anyone provide this information?
>Elizabeth Buie
>Computer Sciences Corporation
>Rockville MD

Jo Miller
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Strategic Web Consulting                Ph/Fax: 703.783.0695
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