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Re: Proposing content-hidden for background-image and img content

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:54:42 +1000
Message-ID: <4E69AA22.20308@css-class.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 9/09/2011 11:36 AM, Brad Kemper wrote:
> On Sep 8, 2011, at 6:07 PM, Alan Gresley<alan@css-class.com>  wrote:
>> <img src="image-x50px-y50px" alt="this is some alt text that is
>> rather quite long">
>> If we were to hide the image and show the alt text while
>> maintaining the box sizing, what becomes of the overflow?
> I would expect it to be as though the image bounds had
> 'overflow:visible' on it, so it wouldn't create layout differences.

So you are suggesting that the overflowing text should overlap other 

I see Boris sees the same dilemma by saying "That would make the text 
unreadable in many cases."

I will add that this somewhat destroys the reasons for wanting this 
property and value in the first place.

Alan Gresley
Received on Friday, 9 September 2011 05:54:27 UTC

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