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WA - background-image in CSS

From: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 07:53:18 -0500
Message-ID: <37925254B67DD311876C009027B0FF9201D3A664@cbscolex01.cbsinc.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I am of the opinion that EVERYTHING inside of the browser window, including
the technology used to create your page is content.

Despite the fact that I am a designer, I feel that IN MOST CASES images are
not necessary to the meaning/content of a page.  We use them simply to
reinforce the ideas behind the text, but they are not necessary.  One of the
rules for good web design is that your page should be understandable and
accessible WITHOUT images.

Therefore, I could use the CSS background property for the inclusion of ALL
non-essential elements, and then I would not have to use the "alt" tag.  A
blind user gets the same ESSENTIAL CONTENT as the user who can see the page.

This is why CSS is so powerful.  It allows you to eliminate the "window
dressing" if the user has an older browser or is using some type of
assistive technology.

Randal Rust
Senior Consultant
Covansys, Inc.
Columbus, OH

-----Original Message-----
From: Ineke van der Maat [mailto:inekemaa@xs4all.nl]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 4:48 PM
To: Harry Woodrow; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: background-image in CSS

Hello Harry,

Look at my poemsite http://home.zonnet.nl/ineke.maat

I use for the whole site a  very special background-image  (it is part of a
tree-image)  only for getting an effect. The real
background of that page  is white and the background-image has nothing to do
with  the content of that  page....or am I wrong?????

I don't see what you see
but you are also not me.
So when you see the same as me
are you still you or are you  me?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry Woodrow" <harrry@email.com>
To: "Ineke van der Maat" <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>; "Kynn Bartlett"
<kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>; <jason@bartsite.com>; <jon@spinsol.com>;
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 6:06 PM
Subject: RE: background-image in CSS

> You said used to get an effect....isn't the effect then content?
> Harry WOodrow
Received on Friday, 18 January 2002 07:51:42 UTC

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