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Re: Long desc for SMIL spec

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 1998 09:09:02 -0500
Message-Id: <199804081408.JAA21844@trace.wisc.edu>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>> The other problem for the person using a screen reader is that there is no
>> indication where the ascii art begins.  Therefore if this method is used,
>> someone would hear all of the dashes and words and then the description.
>> If this were an image it would be clear (image, caption, d-link). Perhaps
>> if the caption was first, then the ascii art followed by some sort of "end
>> figure" text, perhaps the "d" link, it might make it less confusing.

>Very good point.
>A specific class for the ascii-art PRE can do, and the /PRE does
>the closing.
><PRE class=graphic>  
>   audio
>   video
><P>Figure 6.1: Effect of a delay on playout schedule for different settings
>           of the sync attribute. <A HREF=desc61.html class=d-link>D</A>

For people using browsers that expose the DOM, this strategy is very elegant.
For people using browsers that do not expose the DOM, this strategy will
not solve  the above problem.
It's an interim thing.

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