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Re: Javascript Image Roll-over

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 11:49:07 +1100
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Message-Id: <FCCFECE4-2759-11D7-B233-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

I agree with Bill, that if the rest of the requirements (images contain 
alternative information, the page is designed properly, etc) then 
rollovers are just a presentation aspect that aren't crucial.

They can be done in CSS - see W3C's home page for an example that uses 
colour highlights on the links in the top navbar - and done right you 
get the effect however you navigate.

They can be helpful for people - not least to find where they are on a 
dense page.



On Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003, at 11:18 Australia/Melbourne, Bill Mason 

> At 03:12 PM 01/13/2003, Matthew Smith wrote:
>> However, what's bugging me is the need to provide an alternative
>> handler; is this really necessary when the function itself doesn't
>> actually do anything worthwhile?
> No, since presumably doing nothing "worthwhile" means the function 
> doesn't affect the usability of the page if scripting is turned off.
> Bill Mason
> Accessible Internet
> w3c@accessibleinter.net
> http://www.accessibleinter.net/
Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
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