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Re: Layered presentation on a single element

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 22:48:44 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200306232148.h5NLmiX00738@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> There've been a few tutorials on how this is useful (i.e. 
> http://www.stopdesign.com/articles/css/replace-text/).

An abuse of CSS, partially justified on the basis of working round an
anti-keyword stuffing tactic in search engines, is not a good basis for
an argument for a new CSS feature.  (The tutorial also seems to think
that display:none only affects screen media - you need a media type
qualification on the link to the sheet or an @screen rule[*A] - and points
out that a technique, supposedly intended for accessibility, fails on
what is probably the most common corporate use assistive technology tool.)

[*A] These might be used in the sample code, but I can find no mention
in the narrative.
Received on Tuesday, 24 June 2003 02:27:10 GMT

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