Another image replacement method

I recently discovered what I think is a new method for image replacement, so I thought I would share it here. It is very simple, but it uses the :before pseudo-element so it will not work in old versions of Internet Explorer. However, it should simply display the text instead so it is a pretty safe technique.

Essentially, the method is the same as the Gilder/Levin Method, but using a pseudo-element instead of an empty span. The code:

h1 {
    position: relative;
    height: 100px; /* height of image.png */

h1:before {
    content: url(image.png);
    height: 100%;
    position: absolute;

I apologize if someone else has already discovered this, but I could not find it anywhere else. I am not a big fan of image replacement, but perhaps someone will find useful.