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RE: Screen readers and <<, <, >, >> characters

From: Martha Wilkes <Martha.Wilkes@sas.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 13:51:54 -0400
Message-ID: <0632CC5F67853B4D96D542BAE8AD008201AC4FD1@merc08.na.sas.com>
To: "'Fitzgerald, Jimmie'" <Jimmie.Fitzgerald@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov>, "W3C WAI Forum (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I believe it does behave the same way.

Actually, our developers also tested with the numerical
characters. Here is an excerpt from one of their emails to me:

It looks like using "&#139;", "&#171;", etc. instead of "<", "<<"
would give us a better screen reading using JAWS. 
It reads "&171;" and "&187;" as double left and right bracket respectively.
However, it does not recognize "&#139;" and "&#155;".

-----Original Message-----
From: Fitzgerald, Jimmie [mailto:Jimmie.Fitzgerald@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov]
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 10:36 AM
To: W3C WAI Forum (E-mail)
Subject: RE: Screen readers and <<, <, >, >> characters


Does it behave the same if you use &gt and &lt vice the actual characters <
and >?

Jim Fitzgerald
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2001 13:52:32 GMT

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