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RE: Separate adjacent links with more than whitespace

From: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 11:22:26 -0500
To: "C.Bottelier" <c.bottelier@ITsec.nl>, "Michael Cooper" <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Cc: "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENIECIDCAA.foliot@bytowninternet.com>

why not mark them up as list content then and style the list as required?

  link 1
  link 2
  link 3
  link 4

...looks like a list to me...

Benefits:
	Semantically correct
	Seperated by more than white space (rendering agents will interpret as
unique list items)
	More cohesive display in user agents which do not support CSS

Make sense?

JF


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of C.Bottelier
> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 11:07 AM
> To: Michael Cooper
> Cc: W3c-Wai-Ig
> Subject: Re: Separate adjacent links with more than whitespace
>
>
>
> > ...... and just have the question - are
> > non-whitespace separators just important for links on the same
> "line" or is
> > it also important for links on different lines? I realize the
> definition of
> > "line" might depend on the user agent and there might be my
> answer, that you
> > can't count on a <br> element as creating the needed separation.
>
> When testing a site I was authoring (http://test.iradis.org/) using
> various
> screen-readers I had the problem with the links on the left size which
> are
> stacked under each other by means of using CSS to make them
> display:block
> and hiding the comma's between them for the CSS capable browsers. At
> least
> IBM HPR rambles the links as one (to fast read) sentence. I haven't got
> into a solution yet.
>
> The links (without CSS) render as a link lint like:
>
> Title: Link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4
>
> Usng CSS this becomes
>
> +--------+
> | Title  |
> +--------+
> | link 1 |
> | link 2 |
> | link 3 |
> | link 4 |
> +--------+
>
> By hiding rhe comma's and making the links block. Since HRP reads out
> the contents after the CSS processing, and doesn't regard the link
> with pauses (only changes voice to female), and doesn't pause at line
> breaks or containing blocks.
>
> Christian
>
>
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 4 February 2003 11:25:44 GMT

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