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Re: Underline element.

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 13:36:06 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0712291936g4054dc8he011c5aee0d528e4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Olivier GENDRIN" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Cc: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

On Dec 29, 2007 10:39 PM, Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Dec 29, 2007 1:19 PM, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com> wrote:
> > To me: bold, italics and underline are document constructs. They
> > aren't rich in semantics. I agree with the point that it can't be
> > determined what italics "means". But it might make sense to a human,
>
> Even a blind one ?

Yes, on the assumption their UA/AT is able to inform them when bold,
italics and underline are used (in the same way "link" is announced...
I know you didn't think the fact links were blue and underlined was
important to blind people.) It won't be able to announce *why* the
phrase is underlined, they will need to draw their own conclusions -
the same as sighted users.
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