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RE: Use of the Q element for inline quotes

From: Léonie Watson <lw@nomensa.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 15:24:43 +0100
Message-ID: <2A876A583754DD4E8E03CFE899FA1606275704@saturn.intranet.nomensa.com>
To: "Patrick Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Patrick Lauke wrote:

	"Firefox does present the quotes *visually*, but - similar to CSS generated content - these quotes won't be passed on to screen readers etc."

	I did wonder about that and yes, you're right. If Jaws switches mode to read from the screen, then the quote marks are visible, but this isn't the characteristic mode for reading web content.

	"Which would make me suspect that Jaws doesn't care either way about the presence of the Q element in Firefox, and relies solely on whether or not quote marks are present. As I don't have any access to Jaws anymore, could you do another test with 2 quotes, both wrapped in quote marks, but only one of them wrapped also in a Q element...and check if Jaws behaves the same in both cases?"

	Yes, it does. It seems that in Firefox, Jaws does not identify text as a quote unless it is enclosed in quote marks. The <q> tag alone is not acknowledged.


Léonie Watson - Head of Accessibility

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