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Re: class definitions and grouping - example 1

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 17:50:32 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.20010312175032.007b9950@pop.erols.com>
To: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Marja,

	When you include the following:

<div class="figure" id="Fig-1">
<p><img src="architecture.png"
alt="Basic architecture showing the communication between the client and 
the annotation servers."></p>

<p class="caption">Figure 1: The basic architecture of Annotea.</p>
</div>

	What is different in the presentation over just using 

<img src="architecture.png" alt="Basic architecture showing the
communication between the client and the annotation servers">

	Does the caption appear in the visual presentation? Is the caption read in
a speech reader? Does the information in div class ever get presented to a
user who doesn't read the source code? What devices or browsers pass this
on to the user? 

					Anne





At 09:31 AM 3/12/01 -0500, Marja-Riitta Koivunen wrote:
>I often use the definition below for images and their captions. I though it 
>enhances accessibility and makes it easier to change styles.
>
>When Jose saw it he asked if Amaya should help to produce that to enhance 
>accessibility. Using the same classes consistently sounded like a good idea 
>and I promised some checkpoints to back this practice up.  When I carefully 
>rechecked the guidelines, the only thing I could find was 12.3 . Guideline 
>3 and 13 somehow support this, but there are no checkpoints that I could 
>apply to this.
>
>So should we say something more explicit or is it that there are no 
>accessibility benefits in doing this and I should stop?
>
><div class="figure" id="Fig-1">
><p><img src="architecture.png"
>alt="Basic architecture showing the communication between the client and 
>the annotation servers."></p>
>
><p class="caption">Figure 1: The basic architecture of Annotea.</p>
></div>
>
>Marja
>
>
Anne Pemberton
apembert@erols.com

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