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RE: Text unavailable to sighted users but available to screen reader users

From: Anthony Quinn <anthony@frontend.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 07:52:36 -0000
To: "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLLFMJKDHOKHGOBIMOEOFDCAA.anthony@frontend.com>
Hi All,

You could try using a spacer image and then put your message in the alt
text. I don't know how that will behave in the screenreader but it may help
get around the problem with the search engine.

Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: David Woolley [mailto:david@djwhome.demon.co.uk]
Sent: 07 March 2001 23:54
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Text unavailable to sighted users but available to screen
reader users


> Would it be acceptable to provide a warning message,
> something like 'Submitting this form may result in a
> pop-up dialog being displayed' before the submit
> button, in the same color as the background?
> Thus (I believe) making the text available to screen
> reader users but not to sighted users?

This will show up on any device that cannot display colours or
doesn't understand the styling used to set the colours.  It is
a known trick for stuffing keywords for search engines and may
result in the site being boycotted by major search engines.

One is expecting a major change in content when one submits a
form, so one of the main reasons for avoiding popups doesn't apply.
Received on Friday, 9 March 2001 02:53:13 GMT

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