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Re: XML in HTML

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 15:59:16 -0500
Message-ID: <279e01c4e3b2$1a959130$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Neil Soiffer" <NeilS@DesSci.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

> I did a quick look through the techniques document
> and did not see anything about using non-HTML
> elements such as MathML, SVG, etc.
>
Yes. The HTML techniques document (and test suite) deal with HTML only.

Each technology requires its own techniques. You can find the current
techniques at:
http://www.w3.org/TR/

Are you interested in working on the MathML accessibility techniques?

Cheers,
Chris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neil Soiffer" <NeilS@DesSci.com>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 2:46 PM
Subject: XML in HTML


>
> In today's techniques phone call, the issue of what happens with MathML
> inside browsers/user agents that don't support MathML.  MathML's <math>
tag
> allows for the attributes "altimg" and "alttext".  However, if the user
> agent doesn't understand MathML (or more generally, any XHTML extension),
it
> is not likely to understand that it should use those attributes and so
they
> are irrelevent.
>
> I did a quick look through the techniques document and did not see
anything
> about using non-HTML elements such as MathML, SVG, etc.  Both of these and
> other non HTML extensions (eg, SMIL) are mentioned.  Is this an issue that
> needs to be addressed?
>
> Neil Soiffer                     email: neils@dessci.com
> Senior Scientist                 phone: 562-433-0685
> Design Science, Inc.             http://www.dessci.com
> "How Science Communicates"
> MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, Equation Editor, TeXaide
>
>
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