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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 17:46:50 +0200
To: "Philip TAYLOR" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: "Edward O'Connor" <hober0@gmail.com>, "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ugf8scx564w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 17:40:43 +0200, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>  
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Actually, I think the idea is that the content stream itself is  
>> accessible.
> That is not something that the HTML specification can
> (or should) mandate.

I don't think it does.

>> The contents of the <audio> and <video> element are a) for <source>  
>> elements and b) for user agents not supporting <audio> and <video>.
> But if someone who were unable to hear audio, or
> see video, were to configure his/her browser so
> as not to render such streams, then such a configuration
> would surely be indistinguishable from "user agents not
> supporting <audio> and  <video>", and thus the content
> would be rendered, would it not ?

I don't see why that would be true.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 15:48:01 UTC

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