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Re: Don't require <Q>

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 21:36:51 -0500 (EST)
To: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
cc: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101152135090.15685-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hmmm, I don't think this does it. Either you use the markup (and Q is part of
the markup) or you don't meet the checkpoint. If we want to have an erratum,
it should be specific: "until user agents support the q element, do not use
it". Which of course brings us to the thorny question (yet again) of how
widely something needs to be supported.

cheers

Charles

On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:

  Note that <Q> is not required. It is an example but it does not appear in
  the checklist. I agree that it is a bad example because it is not
  supported. Therefore, I propose that we add an Errata that changes the
  wording of this checkpoint to read,
  <blockquote>
  <dl>
  <dt><a name="entry-9">9.</a> Correction to example text for checkpoint 3.7
  <dd>Added: 15 January 2001
  <dd>Type: Clarification
  <dd>Refers to: Checkpoint 3.7
  <dd>Description.  Checkpoint 3.7 should be reworded to remove the example
  for Q as:
  3.7 Mark up quotations. Do not use quotation markup for formatting effects
  such as indentation. [Priority 2] For example, in HTML, use the BLOCKQUOTE
  element to markup quotations.
  </blockquote>

  At 07:13 PM 1/15/01 , Jason White wrote:


  >On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
  > > Question:  Has it -ever- been proven in practice that use of <Q>
  > > increases accessibility for people with disabilities?  Are there
  > > current assistive technologies which recognize and use the <Q>
  > > tag in a meaningful way?
  >
  >Emacspeak can treat it appropriately if an aural CSS property is
  >associated with it in a style sheet. Some braille translation packages
  >have basic styling mechanisms which could also benefit from it.

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  wendy a chisholm
  world wide web consortium
  web accessibility initiative
  madison, wi usa
  tel: +1 608 663 6346
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