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[Bug 13103] Visual formatting of content inside the pre element isn't available to assistive technologies

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Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:15:58 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13103

--- Comment #2 from LĂ©onie Watson <tink@tink.co.uk> 2011-07-06 10:15:57 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Yes, it is - it's all just part of the markup.  What's not accessible is the
> *meaning* of the visual formatting, but that's inherent to this sort of thing,
> and there's a note in the spec about this already.

If the visual formatting is pertinent to understanding the meaning of the
content though, there's a gap for people who use screen readers. The text in
the spec acknowledges this, but it doesn't really offer any practical advice.

Could an example be included that highlights this, and which demonstrates a
potential solution? Perhaps some Python code, with the suggestion that the code
be made available for download (allowing a screen reader user to open it in a
text editor where the indentations would be honoured)?

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