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[XBL] Semantics, assistive technology

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 15:54:36 -0800
Message-ID: <17737.13244.383094.198963@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: annevk@opera.com
Cc: public-appformats@w3.org


Actually I'd say it the other way around --- if some one is doing
something ugly like nested html tables to get a particular look
and feel, I'd rather that they used clean markup in their
original content, and used the html tables hackery they need to
do on the XBL rendering tree.

That still begs the question as to where the assistive technology
should look to discover what it should do with the
<my-new-fancy-grid-element>


Anne van Kesteren writes:
 > 
 > I'm not sure if this is material for the XBL Primer or the XBL 2.0  
 > specification, but either has to address some authoring issues. Is using  
 > an HTML <table> for presentational reasons inside an XBL <template>  
 > harmful or not? If it's bad, is that because non-visual user agents might  
 > try to process XBL as well? Such as assistive technology (screen readers)  
 > or speech browsers.
 > 
 > 
 > -- 
 > Anne van Kesteren
 > <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
 > <http://www.opera.com/>
 > 

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