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Re: Comparison of Smart Headers and HTML5 (ACTION-85)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 11:46:38 -0800
Cc: Ben Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>, Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0B847B60-1215-4EB4-B747-4BF4DF0F19D2@iki.fi>
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie

On Dec 6, 2008, at 01:51, Joshue O Connor wrote:

> With a screen reader for example,
> many use the OSM or virtual buffer and take a snapshot of the DOM
> contents in order to update it when a page loads. This would have to  
> be
> updated fairly regularly if there are persistent content changes on a
> page. With a screen reader like JAWS a user used to have to manually
> update this buffer using the INSERT+ESC keys, but later versions of  
> now do this pretty much automatically.

To what extent is this a JAWS/WindowsEyes thing and to what extent a  
general thing? I hear that VoiceOver, Orca and NVDA work differently.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2008 19:47:25 UTC

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