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Re: Best practices for screen readers

From: Andy Mabbett <andy_mabbett@birmingham.gov.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 10:33:14 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF628F08C9.F065FFC5-ON80257202.00334C5E-80257202.00347BA1@birmingham.gov.uk>

joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie wrote:

>> You can mark up a phone number (indeed, a whole address) using
>> semantic hCard microformat markup:

>Maybe you can, as you suggest, use these microformats in this way
>but be careful as that doesn't mean that you should. 

That's why I said "can" and not "should".

>Many user agents don't even fully support HTML never mind the new kid 
>on the block. I would be concerned that that is just bad advice.

Why is it bad advice? What effect will use of microformat markup have, in 
a US which is not microforamt aware?

>Its interesting to me that the advent of these microformats is an 
indication 
>of future possibilities but I guess that its application, especially 
relating 
>to disability, is very limited.

I've never found guessing to be a very good way of assesing a technology 
;-)

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"John Foliot" <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:

>The statement "...<div class="paragraph"> does not equal <p>..." still
>stands!

Not disputed; not least because I never said that it does.

-- 
Andy Mabbett

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