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Re: Spacing

From: Patrick Burke <burke@ucla.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 10:22:23 -0800
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 09:36 AM 11/29/01, Patrick Burke wrote:
>At 08:26 AM 11/29/01, David Poehlman wrote:
>>     Perhaps it is a screen reader issue, but: &nbsp; shows up as being
>>garbage in speech some times.
>I haven't studied it scientifical-like, but I think the &nbsp; (&#113;, 
>etc.) gets sent direct & unchanged to the voice output when it is part of 
>hyperlinked text or an ALT tag. No idea if it's a browser problem or MSAA 
>problem or Jaws problem (all relating to IE5/5.5, however).

Hmm, I have done the highly complex testing, & I appear to be completely 
wrong. To wit: &nbsp; is converted to a simple space (by Jaws 3.7 & IE5.5) 
whether it is part of ahyperlinked text, the ALT of an image, or the ALT of 
a hyperlinked image.

But I *know* I have encountered &nbsp;'s and other &#-type symbols being 
sent direct to the voice/braille display. SO we still need to find the 
conditions that cause this to happen.

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