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Re: divs and screen readers

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 08:43:43 +0930
Message-ID: <3F0DF327.1090909@kbc.net.au>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Paul Bohman wrote:
> Here is a simple rule of thumb to follow:
> Screen readers always read the text in the literal order that it appears in
> the code. 
> With stylesheets, you can rearrange the visual order all you want without
> changing the order in the code, but it is the order of the text in the code
> that matters to screen readers. Just pretend that all of your HTML tags are
> gone (<p>, <div>, <span>, <table>, <td>, etc.). What you're left with is the
> linearized reading order that screen readers pay attention to.

I'd been wondering about that.  Does this mean that if I view the page 
in Lynx, I'll get it pretty much as the screen reader would?



Matthew Smith
Kadina Business Consultancy
South Australia
Received on Thursday, 10 July 2003 19:13:48 UTC

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