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Re: Images in Headers

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 10:34:54 -0500 (EST)
To: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
cc: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0202011031520.28396-100000@tux.w3.org>
Personally, I think the idea of an image as part of a header is fine -
associating pictures with words, ideas, etc is good. But a picture of the
text you want seems like a bad idea to me, and is explicitly not allowed in
most cases by the priority 2 WCAG checkpoint 3.1 When an appropriate markup
language exists, use markup rather than images to convey information.

That's just my quick (instant) opinion


Charles McCN

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, RUST Randal wrote:

  On another list, someone has brought up the use of images inside of <h1> and
  <h2> elements.

  I did a quick search on the archive, and wasn't able to find anything on
  this.  I'd just like some quick opinions.

  Personally, I don't this that images should be used for headers, unless you
  need a specific font.  Then you could use the "alt" tag.  Right?

  Randal Rust
  Senior Consultant
  Covansys, Inc.
  Columbus, OH

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