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RE: Strikethrough elements and JAWS

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 19:38:36 -0000
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> Has anyone actually got this to work in JAWS? I just tried setting
> what I thought were the correct settings for the following HTML:
> <P>A Sheriff can employ <del>3</del><INS>5</INS> deputies. </P>

That should work, JAWS is at fault if it doesn't.
As a bit of a kludge what about:

<p>A Sheriff can employ <del title="text &quot;3&quot; deleted">3</del><ins
title="text &quot;5&quot; inserted">5</ins> deputies. </p>

If you are using the datetime attribute you might want to include that in
the title attribute (in a more human-friendly format than the ISO 8601-based
format that attribute requires) as well.

How would this work with readers that did handle <del> and <ins> correctly
though, since it's repeating information.

Regards,
Jon Hanna
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Received on Monday, 24 January 2005 19:39:11 GMT

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