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Re: question about the draft:

From: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 10:07:11 +0300
To: "David Poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Message-Id: <8DF5AB6A-1802-4735-AF94-827780B28400@robburns.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>

Hi David,

The problem you encounter here (with the word "this" means to convey  
"red text with a red border" and the absence of any equivalent CSS  
speech properties) is the key use case that my earlier proposal[1]  
(much disparaged and little understood[2]) was meant to address.

Consider that if the author of the HTML5 draft can neglect to add  
suitable media independent markup and CSS, then it is probably a  
fairly common occurrence. We can try to address that by raising  
awareness, but I think even with 100% awareness, authors and users  
would still benefit from a media independent solution that adheres to  
the separation of semantics and style such as what I proposed in the  
semantic-presentation legend[1].

Take care,

[1]: <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SemanticPresentationLegendCSS>
[2]: <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Jul/0408.html>

On Aug 5, 2008, at 12:32 AM, David Poehlman wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm reading through the draft an under stability, JAWS renders:
> "Some of the more major known issues are marked like this."
> Taken from the one page version at:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/
> There does not seem to be any text to aid a screen reader in  
> tracking this
> type.  Could this please be fixed?  I know it's not part of the  
> substance of
> the draft but the prose.
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Jonnie Appleseed
> With His
> Hands-On Technolog(eye)s
> Reducing Technologies disabilities
> one byte at a time
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