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Re: [css3-background] CSS Image Replacement

From: Alexis Deveria <adeveria@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 11:53:39 -0400
Message-ID: <5e5974a0906040853t187910c0ud386289a49b9517d@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 11:22 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> Alexis Deveria wrote:
>> Any designers on this list are probably familiar with the concept of
>> CSS image replacement. The use case is that people wish to replace
>> text (often a logo or a header) with an image using CSS. There are a
>> variety of ways to achieve this currently [1], but all have certain
>> drawbacks that either hamper accessibility in some situations, or
>> require additional markup.
>> Is anyone familiar with a solution to this problem that can be
>> achieved through some CSS3 module? (most likely in Backgrounds and
>> Borders [2]) Going through the current spec, I wasn't able to find
>> one.
> How about
> #header {
>  content: url(header.png), contents;
> }
> <h1 id="header">My Pretty Header</h1>

Ah, didn't realize was possible, cool! That does indeed solve the use
case in theory. However, without the positioning options the
background-image property offers, this solution does not allow for
sprites, which may be an issue for some authors. There may also be
other benefits of using background-image, so ideally it would still be
nice to be able to include them.


Alexis Deveria
Received on Thursday, 4 June 2009 15:54:18 UTC

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