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Re: [agenda] Agenda for tomorrow's call

From: Adam Connors <adamconnors@google.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 10:15:11 +0100
Message-ID: <393b77970905200215r21bbc232s89c30efb102e4eb9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Cc: achuter@technosite.es, MWI BPWG Public <public-bpwg@w3.org>
So I update 3.4.6 BP in MWABP on Sprites to point out that using sprites is
a popular technique to reduce network requests, but that it should only be
used for decorative images (inline with [BP1 & WCAG refs])... ?

Sounds good to me -- added to my todo list.

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 8:22 AM, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 20 May 2009 08:02:53 +0100, Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
> wrote:
>
>   > We could point to WCAG 2; the "Techniques for WCAG 2" document says
>>  > "Using CSS to include decorative images":
>>
>> I think that the WCAG technique is saying "if you want to use images that
>> don't require alternative text, you can use CSS," but the BP says "use CSS
>> to create sprite images" and should add "if you do this then you can't
>> provide alternative text, so don't use sprites for non-decorative images."
>>
>> I think it would be useful to warn people to avoid failure F3: "Failure of
>> Success Criterion 1.1.1 due to using CSS to include images that convey
>> important information" [1]. I suspect that unfortunately this excludes much
>> of the intended scope of the BP.
>>
>
> It's a Worst Practice to use sprites (or any CSS) to convey information.
>
> b
>
>
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