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ASCII art was Re: teleconference

From: nir dagan <dagan@upf.es>
Date: Fri Jun 19 04:54:57 1998
Message-Id: <199806190847.KAA25072@sahara.upf.es>
To: charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
The stylesheet proposal for ASCII art of Charles McCathieNevile
has the problem that it relies on support for style sheets.
A user that does not use the authors stylesheet will get 
the ascii-art.

When someone thinks how to do something, always write the HTML 
under the assumption that there is no stylesheet.
Stylesheets only _improve_ presentation.

The only accessible way to include ascii art 
is to make it optional. (e.g., give a link indicating 
that the linked resource contains ascii art.)

(Also PRE cannot be included in a P, but this can be fixed)

> ASCII art: what about recommending the following:
> <STYLE TYPE="text/css">
> <!--
> @media screen { .ascii-alt { display: none } }
> @media aural  { .ascii-art { volume: 0 } }
> -->
> </STLYE>
> <P CLASS="ascii-art"><PRE>
>  X X  X X  X X
>   X    X    X
>  X X  X X  X X
> </PRE></P>
> <P CLASS="ascii-alt">Big kisses</P>
> Charles McCathieNevile
Received on Friday, 19 June 1998 04:54:57 GMT

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