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RE: Preload for <section>

From: Ian Anderson <ianderso@cogeco.ca>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 16:21:22 -0400
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701c2659a$483c8550$0101a8c0@enoch>

> How about for instance a screenreader, as sson as the
> page, or a section of it, is completed, the screenreader
> would start either reading the page from top, or jump forward or
backward 
> to read the changed (fully loaded)
> section, or the user would not know that a section that
> was skipped because it was not loaded completely.

I don't think this would be hard to work around. A screen reader that
doesn't understand the "preload" on the section would ignore it and read
the content anyway, wouldn't it? And if the screen reader is designed to
understand preloads, why not have it skip the content and say "Skipping
content that is still loading...". Then when it hits the end of the
document, have it move back to the first preload section, inform the
user that it was waiting for more content and then wait for the content
to finish downloading. Before it started reading again, it could
announce that the content was now loaded. Once the first section was
done it could skip down to the next one and repeat the process.
Received on Thursday, 26 September 2002 16:21:17 GMT

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