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From: <Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 11:55:30 +1000
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Hi all,

I've been pondering the issue of text within images and would like some
opinions on the matter.

If a website uses graphical images of text and does not provide any
redundant text links, should the website fail compliance at P2?  My reason
for thinking this is that text within images is not sizeable (in the
traditional sense of being able to increase the font size in a browser) and
so would be equivalent to using a fixed font size - which would fail
checkpoint 3.4 (Use relative rather than absolute units in markup language
attribute values and style sheet property values) at P2.

Am I being too pedantic in wanting to fail a website for Double A
conformance for this reason?

Thanks in advance,
Sofia Celic
Internet Development Consultant
Vision Australia Foundation
454 Glenferrie Road
Kooyong, Victoria, 3144
Ph: 613 9864 9284
Fax: 613 9864 9210
E-mail: Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au
Web site: http://www.visionaustralia.org.au
Received on Wednesday, 1 May 2002 21:57:13 UTC

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