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Re: [Fwd: XML is coming]

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 18:34:00 -0400
Message-ID: <37D592D8.9EB64953@clark.net>
To: "rich@accessexpressed.net" <rich@accessexpressed.net>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
we'll throw this out to a web group and see what the take is.  small
point.  it is possible to have a screen reader really make a nightmare
out of it by spelling mixed case tags.
Rich Caloggero wrote:
> 
> Maybe this is a small point, but since xml is case sensitive, this will
> make it very hard to read/parse using speech. How do I really know what a
> tag is without having to read the entire tag character by character. This
> could be a real nightmare for blind web designers. The same sort of problem
> comes up in case sensitive programming languages like C. Some of this is
> elleviated by convention (use all uppercase names for #define constants) in
> C for instance. Some sort of elleviated by speech synthesizers dealing with
> things like imbedded caps:
> example: ForExampleMySynthesizerReadsThisCorrectly
> The previous line says:
> example: My Synthesizer Reads This Correctly
> 
> Maybe I'm missing something here, but is case sensitivity really necessary?
> Why?
> 
>                                         Rich
> 
>                                         Rich
> 
> On Wednesday, August 25, 1999 7:03 PM, David Poehlman
> [SMTP:poehlman@clark.net] wrote:
> >
> >
> > hot news!
> >
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: XML is coming
> > Resent-Date: 25 Aug 1999 22:39:20 -0000
> > Resent-From: blinux-list@redhat.com
> > Resent-CC: recipient list not shown: ;
> > Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 00:11:44 +0200 (CEST)
> > From: Hans Zoebelein <hzo@goldfish.cube.net>
> > Reply-To: blinux-list@redhat.com
> > To: blinux-list@redhat.com
> >
> > Standards body translates Web for devices
> > By Paul Festa
> > Staff Writer, CNET News.com
> >  August 24, 1999, 5:50 p.m. PT
> >
> > The basic language of the Web is due for an overhaul--one that
> > proponents
> > say will make it easier for an array of Web browsing devices to read
> > Web
> > pages.
> >
> > Standards body the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today released a
> > proposed recommendation--the penultimate stage in the W3C
> > recommendation
> > process--of Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
> > (XHTML http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/).
> >
> > The proposed recommendation would rewrite Hypertext Markup Language
> > (HTML), commonly referred to as the Web's lingua franca, in Extensible
> > Markup Language
> > (XML http://www.cnet.com/Resources/Info/Glossary/Terms/xml.html), a
> > newer
> > technology for creating Web languages.
> > [cut]
> >
> > You'll find the complete article at
> > http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,40899,00.html
> >
> >
> > --Hans
> >
> > ---
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Rich Caloggero wrote:
> 
> Maybe this is a small point, but since xml is case sensitive, this will
> make it very hard to read/parse using speech. How do I really know what a
> tag is without having to read the entire tag character by character. This
> could be a real nightmare for blind web designers. The same sort of problem
> comes up in case sensitive programming languages like C. Some of this is
> elleviated by convention (use all uppercase names for #define constants) in
> C for instance. Some sort of elleviated by speech synthesizers dealing with
> things like imbedded caps:
> example: ForExampleMySynthesizerReadsThisCorrectly
> The previous line says:
> example: My Synthesizer Reads This Correctly
> 
> Maybe I'm missing something here, but is case sensitivity really necessary?
> Why?
> 
>                                         Rich
> 
>                                         Rich
> 
> On Wednesday, August 25, 1999 7:03 PM, David Poehlman
> [SMTP:poehlman@clark.net] wrote:
> >
> >
> > hot news!
> >
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: XML is coming
> > Resent-Date: 25 Aug 1999 22:39:20 -0000
> > Resent-From: blinux-list@redhat.com
> > Resent-CC: recipient list not shown: ;
> > Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 00:11:44 +0200 (CEST)
> > From: Hans Zoebelein <hzo@goldfish.cube.net>
> > Reply-To: blinux-list@redhat.com
> > To: blinux-list@redhat.com
> >
> > Standards body translates Web for devices
> > By Paul Festa
> > Staff Writer, CNET News.com
> >  August 24, 1999, 5:50 p.m. PT
> >
> > The basic language of the Web is due for an overhaul--one that
> > proponents
> > say will make it easier for an array of Web browsing devices to read
> > Web
> > pages.
> >
> > Standards body the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today released a
> > proposed recommendation--the penultimate stage in the W3C
> > recommendation
> > process--of Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
> > (XHTML http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/).
> >
> > The proposed recommendation would rewrite Hypertext Markup Language
> > (HTML), commonly referred to as the Web's lingua franca, in Extensible
> > Markup Language
> > (XML http://www.cnet.com/Resources/Info/Glossary/Terms/xml.html), a
> > newer
> > technology for creating Web languages.
> > [cut]
> >
> > You'll find the complete article at
> > http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,40899,00.html
> >
> >
> > --Hans
> >
> > ---
> > Send your message for blinux-list to blinux-list@redhat.com
> > Blinux software archive at ftp://leb.net/pub/blinux
> > Blinux web page at http://leb.net/blinux
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> > with subject line: unsubscribe

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