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Re: "invisible" alternate links: accessible?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 16:07:14 -0700
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To: Zachary Mutrux <zacm@etr.org>
Cc: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 10:59 AM 8/8/2000 , Zachary Mutrux wrote:
>Ahoy the WAI IG:
>What do you think about making certain text the same color as the page
>background, if it is intended for users of text-only browsers? 

It's a hack but not a particularly elegant one, and as an inelegant
hack has the potential to introduce serious problems and confusion.

I suggest that a CSS2 solution would generally work better -- oh, 
and as many people have used the 'same color as the background'
trick to try to fool search engines, using this strategy extensively
*could lead to your site being completely excluded from search

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                       http://kynn.com/
Director of Accessibility, Edapta                  http://www.edapta.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
AWARE Center Director                         http://www.awarecenter.org/
Blueprint for Single-A WCAG Accessibility      http://kynn.com/+blueprint
Received on Tuesday, 8 August 2000 19:13:40 UTC

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