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Re: JAWS doing em / strong Re: *Complex* Tables, Forms, Labeling, I'm still confused

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 13:55:53 -0500
To: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <005901c28c0f$7551ac00$19e03244@DAVIDPOEHLMAN>

you are quite allone.  this is what we call nearly the case.  we have to
make a guess about the properties of a given element and in this case,
we do that with these tags.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 10:37 AM
Subject: RE: JAWS doing em / strong Re: *Complex* Tables, Forms,
Labeling, I'm still confused



> Actually JAWS 4.5 does support these tags to some degree.  The
> user can ask
> for the indicated font of text on a web page by pressing insert+f.
Text
> marked with <strong>...</strong> will be indicated as bold.  Text
marked
> with <em>...</em> will be indicated as italic.

Am I correct in understanding this as meaning that JAWS indicates an
element
not directly linked to visual formatting by telling the user about a
possible visual formatting?

If so, am I alone in thinking this is insane?
Received on Thursday, 14 November 2002 13:56:24 GMT

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