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RE: Div tags as printable characters Guideline 10.5

From: Daniel Hillier <list@VisionICT.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 13:06:26 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ECOWS08M8r6beUzmRf600001907@smtp-out8.blueyonder.co.uk>

Sorry don't think I explain the question very well in my original post.  

I know just using Div wouldn't count as spacing but I have stylise them
using CSS to separate them out.

See http://www.VisionWebisites.co.uk for an example.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of David Woolley
Sent: 10 February 2004 23:04
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Div tags as printable characters Guideline 10.5

> My question is if I use Div tags to separate the links will the site still

DIV tags don't separate anything, they contain DIV elements.

This construct sounds like a list to me, so I would expect the links
to be contained by LI elements in a structural markup.

In any case, if AT cannot add delimiters in response to A element 
boundaries, I don't see why you would expect it to do so for any
other element.

However, I suspect the guideline is particularly thinking about
true hypertext links, which are in an inline context, so could not
legally be wrapped within DIV, anyway.

> comply with the Guideline 10.5 or is 10.5 now generally seen as out of
> because of the improvements in assistive technologies.

Delimiting links is necessary for visual use as well.
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2004 08:07:01 UTC

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