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Re: Stand-in color before images load

From: Barry <wassercrats@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 17:04:39 -0500
Message-ID: <BAY102-DAV13946CED7045A56A1D19BAB9450@phx.gbl>
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Matthew Raymond wrote:
>    Forbid image loading for properties of :alt. There's no reason to
> have them anyways, since the idea is that the images can't be loaded.

>    Then again, you could have situations where a specific image format
> won't load.

Yes, so I think image loading for properties of :alt should be allowed. It 
would also allow a webmaster to give the same image a second chance at 
loading, or the second-chance image could be more optimized incase the 
problem with the first was a server time-out. Each thing you forbid is 
another exception to the rule that the web developer has to remember. I'd 
rather put the burdeon on the developer of the agent than on all of the web 
developers. (Especially since I'm a web developer.)

> I think that perhaps a different solution would be better
> for that, though. Perhaps something like this:

> | p { background: transparent url("marble.png", "marble.gif"); }

I like that in addition to the above. 
Received on Tuesday, 29 March 2005 22:05:02 UTC

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