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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 16:51:50 +0100
Message-ID: <48B2D516.7080202@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>, Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>



Anne van Kesteren wrote:

 >> 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.

Well, if my browser supports JavaScript,
and I leave it enabled, it will honour
<script> elements and pass over <noscript>;
if I turn off JavaScript, it will skip
the <script> elements and honour <noscript>.

Why might it do something different if
I turn off audio and/or video, w.r.t.
<audio> and/or <video> elements ?

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 15:52:29 GMT

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