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Re: Showing emphasis

From: Chaals <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 11:22:07 +0100
To: "Will Miller" <wmiller@adaptiveenvironments.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <opskjdq5g6r8b5b7@saturne.sophia.w3.org>

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 13:51:33 -0500, Will Miller  
<wmiller@adaptiveenvironments.org> wrote:

>
> Does anyone have any suggestions or opinions on how to accessibly show
> emphasis in an HTML document? Is using a * generally considered a best
> practice?  Are there good alternatives?

No, using asterisks is not a best practice. Best practice is to use the  
HTML markup designed for the purpose - em and strong (for two levels).  
Some screen readers, in particular, don't manage to notice this. But given  
that users typically set screen readers to ignore punctuation, that will  
also be missed. Sometimes you just gotta getta betta tool.

Cheers

Chaals

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