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Re: [Fwd: Re: non-rectangular images & <img> tag]

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 10:12:25 +0100
Message-ID: <46330FF9.5090700@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

leslie.brown@evidian.com wrote:
> Also, this would make it possible to float text over JPEG images, or over 
> selected parts of any image. (For example, have the text overwrite the 
> sky, but not the tree in the middle of the picture...

In my view, this sort of layout is only really appropriate for final 
form images.  If it is allowed in HTML, you will find that a lot of 
authors use platform specific fonts or fail to test it with font size or 
font property changes disabled by the user.

If this sort of effect is important, I'd suggest using tagged PDF 
instead (SVG can do it visually, but has weaker support for structural 
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