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Re: Screen readers and numbers (was RE: Number, Date, Time, Quantity)

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 22:01:40 +0300 (EEST)
To: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
cc: www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org, dsr@w3.org, daniel@glazman.org, csant@opera.com
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.0608302157030.22908@mustatilhi.cs.tut.fi>

On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, John Foliot wrote:

> The "speak" value can specify whether text will be rendered aurally and if
> so, in what manner.

I don't think this is a styling issue, except in special cases.
The difference between "3.2" as a version number and as a decimal number 
is not a matter of rendering but of meaning. As I wrote previously, it 
could affect other things than just speech rendering, such as translation.

The problem is that authors probably wouldn't use <number> markup 
consistently, so it would not be possible to decide that, say, "3.2" is 
_not_ a decimal number. Using <nonnumeric>3.2</nonnumeric> wouldn't 
probably become popular either.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Wednesday, 30 August 2006 19:02:37 UTC

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