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Re: Alt tags

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 20:34:43 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200109061934.f86JYhL14864@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> How does a browser handle a page which has set both a body bgcolor and a
> body background image if images are turned off?  Does the bgcolor 'kick in'
> to fill in for the image that can't be displayed?

One should always set a foreground colour when one uses a background
image.  One should always set a background colour when one sets a 
foreground colour.  Therefore one should always have both a background
colour and background image.

This means that one gets good colour contrasts with and without images
and before the image loads.  Also, there is no sudden colour change when
the image loads.

One shouldn't, of course, have background images with strongly different
intensities in different parts (as people might try to do everything in
one image, as one can't then have a right background colour.
Received on Thursday, 6 September 2001 16:13:28 UTC

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