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Re: storing info in XSL-FO: new issue? [was: Draft TAG Finding:...]

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 15:09:41 +0200
Message-ID: <15708.63893.175394.346435@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, www-style@w3.org, w3c-css-wg@w3.org

Also sprach Elliotte Rusty Harold:

 > I do not think XSL-FO is any more or less semantic than HTML. 

Really?

How do you express that some text is a headline in XSL-FO? Or that
some string is a variable?

Consider one example from Braille renderings. Since Braille characters
use much space, words are often contracted to fit more text on one
page. However, some words -- for example program variables -- should
not be contracted. HTML gives you the ability to express this (using
the VAR element) and this is crucial to improve Braille renderings.
XFO, on the other hand, gives access to the text but information that
can be used to decide if a word can be contracted or not is lost.

The sematics of HTML may be shallow, but it's just enough to enable
non-visual presentations which is critical for universal
accessibility.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          cto °þe®ª
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Received on Friday, 16 August 2002 09:21:21 GMT

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