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Re: More on <CAPTION> element etc

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 13:29:30 +0200
Message-ID: <468B849A.4000808@design-noir.de>
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie
CC: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>, public-html@w3.org

Joshue O Connor schrieb:
> Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
>> Well, if you rely on a GUI browser that ignores label, accesskey, scope,
>> headers, summary, speech/braille CSS, etc. then even though such is provided
>> by the author of the web page, it might never reach the screen reader at all.
>> Or does it?
> This is where the issue of support for attributes and elements by
> browser vendors is so important. If the browser doesn't support them the
> screen reader won't be able to use them either.

You've been talking about the DOM, right? A browser doesn't have to 
/support/ these attributes. Ideally, getAttribute() would work for all 
known and unknown attributes (and Firefox at least behaves this way).

Received on Wednesday, 4 July 2007 11:29:39 UTC

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