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Re: More materials for preparation for todays discussion of grouping links in the telecon

From: <thatch@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 16:45:48 -0500
To: A.Flavell@physics.gla.ac.uk
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <852567DB.00778CAF.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>


I am note sure, but I think there were dependent agents (screen readers) that
didn't separate links lacking normal text between them. I don't know of any that
have that problem today. So if the recommendation to separate links with normal
text is still there, it probably should be removed.

Jim Thatcher
IBM Special Needs Systems
www.ibm.com/sns
thatch@us.ibm.com
(512)838-0432


"Alan J. Flavell" <flavell@a5.ph.gla.ac.uk> on 08/28/99 01:19:35 PM

Please respond to A.Flavell@physics.gla.ac.uk

To:   James Thatcher/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
cc:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject:  Re: More materials for preparation for todays discussion of   grouping
      links in the telecon





On Thu, 26 Aug 1999 thatch@us.ibm.com wrote:

> Window Eyes has skip to next non-active element. That often helps,
> but not when authors put normal "[", "]" and "|" around links!

That's unfortunate, because I had been going to extra trouble to
separate active links with non-active non-blank characters just like
that, as a result of an earlier accessibility recommendation :-}

While I guess we'll all agree that this business is built on
compromise, I'm now wondering whether the optimal compromise may have
shifted...?

best regards
Received on Saturday, 28 August 1999 17:46:30 GMT

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