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From: Paul Collins
Date: May 14, 2008 10:40AM


> _I_ take Guideline 1.4.5 to mean that text is preferred to images _however_,
> if you want to customise the way things look, then you are free to do so.
> One can definitely use sIFR; my badly phrased sentence was meant to mean
> that sIFR is not an _image_, and therefore, Guideline 1.1.1 (non-text
> content) does not apply here.

Thanks Rahul, no probs about the sentence, appreciate your help and
nice to know sIFR is OK!

> WCAG 2.0 has not been officially released. It is merely a Candidate
> Recommendation, and won't become a Proposed Recommendation till 31 August
> 2008. There will be a further delay before it reaches the final stage and
> becaomes a W3C Recommendation.

Thanks Steve, that's good to know I can stick with version 1 for the
moment. You're right that as long as we are trying to do the right
thing the requirements won't change.

> I don't think it's as clear-cut as you suggest. In my opinion sIFR is
> equivalent to an image for most purposes insofar as it is not possible to
> change the colour or font family. Even changing the size requires a page
> reload, which users will not understand.

This is very valid, but at least you can resize sIFR, unlike graphic
image replacement.

Thanks for all your replies.
Paul


2008/5/14 Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
> I don't think it's as clear-cut as you suggest. In my opinion sIFR is
> equivalent to an image for most purposes insofar as it is not possible to
> change the colour or font family. Even changing the size requires a page
> reload, which users will not understand.
>
> Steve
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Rahul Gonsalves
> Sent: 14 May 2008 15:34
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Scaleable fonts for Priority 2 WAI guidelines
>
> Apologies Paul, I included a terribly constructed sentence.
>
> On 14-May-08, at 7:49 PM, Paul Collins wrote:
>
>> 2008/5/14 Rahul Gonsalves < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
>
>>> Guideline 1.4.5 states that using images of text (if using a
>>> background image (not SIFR)) is allowed - "The image of text can be
>>> visually customized to the user's requirements."
>
>> You could still use sIFR for 1.4.5 thought, right? Just that you
>> have the option to use images as well.
>
> _I_ take Guideline 1.4.5 to mean that text is preferred to images _however_,
> if you want to customise the way things look, then you are free to do so.
> One can definitely use sIFR; my badly phrased sentence was meant to mean
> that sIFR is not an _image_, and therefore, Guideline 1.1.1 (non-text
> content) does not apply here.
>
> Best,
> - Rahul.
>