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Re: text in images

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 22:04:49 -0400 (EDT)
To: <Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au>
cc: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0205012201560.6641-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi Sofia,

this question was discussed at some length by the WCAG working group in late
2000. I believe that you are correctly interpreting the guidelines.

Entry 8 in the errata pages - http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WAI-WEBCONTENT-ERRATA
deals with this question.


Charles McCN

On Thu, 2 May 2002 Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au wrote:

  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

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