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Re: background-image in CSS

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 23:42:18 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200201182342.g0INgI201422@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> it doesn't detect that an image is there.  The image doesn't convey any
> information that would violate or hinder the access of information on

This, unfortunately isn't universal.  One UK site I used, because it has
more or less a monopoly, has the login button painted on the background
and a trasparent <input type=image> as the actual button.  It came to
my attention because I couldn't find out how to submit it (it turned
out that the background wasn't showing because I had colours off because
of an unreadable combination on an earlier site).

Moreover, the overlay of the transparent image is only almost correct
on IE5.  On NS4 the background tiles and the hot spot is way off target,
and even NS6 has some hint of tiling and a misplaced hot spot.

I think the webmaster appreciated the browser compatibility issue - it
was a Unix hosted site - but pointed out that his management were only
really interested in supporting the market leader browser.  (The essence
of the site is visual, so it is something of a special case - it provides
photo gallery space and a printing service.  The UK legislation appears
to have a let out for things that are of the essence of the business.)

> Content-Type: text/html;

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