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RE: [#925] mandatory H1 (Braille Formatting)

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 08:34:01 -0500
To: jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au
Cc: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-id: <HDEAKIPKOHBCMDILOOPNKEFMNEAA.jimallan@tsbvi.edu>

Right you are, Jason.  Thanks for broadening the view.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason White [mailto:jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au]
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 5:45 PM
To: Jim Allan
Cc: John M Slatin; WAI-GL
Subject: RE: [#925] mandatory H1 (Braille Formatting)

Jim Allan writes:
 > Braille has only 3 levels of heading. Generally, the translation software
 > will style the first 3 levels of heading in a imported document (h1-h3),
 > there after the heading level will be indicated programmatically within
 > braille editor, but will not apply any formatting to heading levels 4-6.
 > author/transcriber of the braille document may apply some
 > to H4-H6, but that is outside the bounds of the braille rules.

I assume you mean North American braille textbook format rules, which
are not universal even among countries where English is the primary
language. I just want to note that whereas the above statements are
probably correct for official North American usage, it would be wrong
to regard them as true claims about braille formatting in general.

In some countries there are no official formatting guidelines and the
producer is free to create different styles for as many levels of
heading as desired, and is not expected to follow any particular
layout conventions.
Received on Friday, 27 August 2004 13:29:42 UTC

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