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Re: text in images

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 23:23:33 -0400 (EDT)
To: Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au
cc: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0205012321360.3936-100000@smarty.smart.net>
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.

only

when the text is graphical  rather than information
when CSS won't work
or when a text alternative is provided

Bob

> 
> 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
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> Vision Australia Foundation
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> 
> 

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