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Re: Images in Headers

From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 12:15:08 -0500
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To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 09:05 AM 02/01/2002 -0800, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>That's not true. Netscape 4 doesn't support several important
>font styles, and apparently no browsers support text-shadow or
>downloadable fonts as per CSS2.

That's why I said most...not all. ;)

>So if I wanted to use a specific font (or a font with a drop
>shadow, or a font that is stretched specifically, or even one with
>kerning set right), I'll need to use a graphic.

Good point - I suppose if you want a specific font for a header and it's 
not available, then the next best thing is to put an image within header 
elements. I guess what I was saying is that if you wanted to format the alt 
attribute content to look a specific way (ie the default size and font 
weight of h2) then you should skip using header elements in favor of 
defined style. But if the content falls within the header outline 
structure, then the image you mention is an appropriate solution.

>--Kynn, working on the font chapter of his book this week in fact
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