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Re: Hiding Legends


From: Jens Brueckmann
Date: Oct 17, 2008 9:20AM

2008/10/17 Dean Hamack < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
> "Are there known issues with (hiding) legends?"
> Obviously, the only way I'm going to be able to illustrate why you would
> want to hide legends for sighted users is with a live example. So here you
> go:
> http://www.bushidodesigns.net/form1.htm

Problems occur, when the page is styled but images are not displayed.
Reasons for images being not displayed include:

- People may choose to disable image display on purpose
- Software like spam filters or ad-blockers may block the images
- some occult network problem
- wrong or changed path to images

In all these cases, hard-coded images with alt texts would have been a
better alternative.



Jens Brueckmann