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Re: Strikethrough

From: Jean-Marie D'Amour <jmdamour@videotron.ca>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 15:10:08 -0400
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20020522150725.0209ba38@pop.videotron.ca>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>, <Julie.Howell@rnib.org.uk>, <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hello,

It is possible to configure JAWS to say changing attributes of caracters as 
the reading goes on. If you put a note at the beginning explaining this and 
the signification of strikethrough, i think it is acceptable.

Regards,

Jean-Marie D'Amour

A 12:32 2002-05-22, Charles McCathieNevile a écrit :
>The del element is correct HTML for dong this - applying a strikethrough
>style to something else is risky and contravenes a WCAG priority 1
>checkpoint. (So the question becomes whether there should be a specific note
>that some screenreaders will not give a correct presentation of the
>document).
>
>Many browsers do implement ins and del - Lynx inserts a word at each end, and
>most visual represenations I have seen use strikethrough.
>
>cheers
>
>Chaals
>
>On Wed, 22 May 2002, Marja-Riitta Koivunen wrote:
>
>   What about <del> (and <ins> for insertions) tag in html? Would that work?
>   Then it would be possible to use CSS to present the del as strikethrough.
>
>   Marja
>
>   At 02:54 PM 5/22/2002 +0100, Julie.Howell@rnib.org.uk wrote:
>   >Hello
>   >
>   >I was wondering if anyone on the list can help me with this enquiry.
>   >
>   >A member of staff at a local council in the UK has contacted me.  They are
>   >putting a legal document on the web.  The document features use of
>   >'strikethrough' to indicate to people reading the document that some 
> phrases
>   >are no longer valid.  However, some screenreaders are unable to interpret
>   >strikethrough correctly.
>   >
>   >Can anyone suggest an effective solution?  I was wondering about the 
> acronym
>   >tag... should this be used to support the strikethrough text so that
>   >screenreaders can read it?
>   >
>   >
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