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Re: Tagging question...

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 22:30:03 -0400
Message-ID: <393DB3AB.8645B8E3@clark.net>
CC: Karl Ove Hufthammer <huftis@bigfoot.com>, "WAI Interest Group (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I agree with the below and comments about mark up but if you do use images
we are full back to how to implement them.  even with mark up, I get tired
of hearing the characters and character strings when I am reading with my
screen reader though.  I actually favor for reading purposes that we use
devision words for rules.  if we are putting in a rule, why.  answer the
why.  do it in an attractive way and you can actually do it in clearly
visible text and make the alt a "".  using hr is the same thing.  while I'll
hear it in some browsers, it makes more sense if just below it is the reason
for it.  even if it is page 3.
Thanks!

Karl Ove Hufthammer wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bruce Bailey" <bbailey@clark.net>
> To: "Melinda Morris-Black" <melinda@ink.org>
> Cc: "WAI Interest Group (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 4:44 AM
> Subject: Re: Tagging question...
> 
> | Alan Flavell is brilliant and occasional contributes to this list.
> The article in
> | question, however, is NOT strongly oriented towards consideration of
> the blind.  For
> | bullets and rules, use * and --- which have the advantage of not
> usually being spoken
> | by a screen reader, unless the user asks for it.
> 
> I disagree. If you use bullets, you should use the 'li' element (in 'ul'
> of course). If you want a rule, you should use the 'hr' element,
> specifically designed for this.
> 
> --
> Karl Ove Hufthammer

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