[whatwg] img as a layout tool to describe the displayed region of a CSS background-image
g.maone at informaction.com
Wed Apr 28 04:41:07 PDT 2010
I believe the spec is trying to stigmatize old-times spacer images used
to layout other HTML elements, like
<img src="spacer.gif" width="100" height="1">
which are overly ugly and meaningless now that there's nothing you can't
layout by CSS.
Ingo Chao wrote, On 28/04/2010 13.31:
> "The img must not be used as a layout tool. In particular, img
> elements should not be used to display transparent images, as they
> rarely convey meaning and rarely add anything useful to the document."
> An img with a given transparent image for src cuts an area of a sprite.
> ( = img as a layout tool to describe the displayed region of a CSS
> Is this usage of the img element considered invalid (non-conforming)?
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