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Re: Stand-in color before images load

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 13:26:48 -0500
Message-ID: <42499DE8.7050102@earthlink.net>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:
>>A more general way however, to detect whether or not images are being 
>>load for the complete document could save a lot more issues that might 
>>come up. Something like
> 
> That wouldn't work for me as I frequently abort pages because the images
> are taking too long to download, which results in some images displaying and
> some reverting to the alt text.

   Perhaps what we need is "alt" styling...

| p { background: transparent url("marble.png"); }
| p:alt { background-color: black; }
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