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Re: [css3-lists] [css3-speech] Interaction between list-style-type and speak properties

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 20:23:14 -0700
Message-ID: <4DB78C22.5090001@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 04/26/2011 08:00 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Daniel Weck<daniel.weck@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> It looks like some core "list item style" issues are still being heavily
>> debated [1]. This is a healthy discussion and I am certainly learning a lot
>> about the various types of language-dependent counters<wink>, but I am not
>> sure how to best go about this related CSS3-Speech issue [2]. Ideally,
>> support for HTML lists should be expressed in a relatively markup-agnostic
>> manner (to cater for the discrepancies between HTML versions), and
>> similarly, such support should be provided without specific dependencies on
>> CSS3-Lists. This significantly limits the feature scope that authors can
>> rely on to control speech output for list items. Any suggestion ?
>
> Reading the list marker shouldn't need to pay attention to the list
> style - that should be just a visual thing, I would think.  Screen
> readers should be able to read<ol>s without caring about what goes on
> in CSS.

Determining whether it should be read as a bullet or a number matters,
though, and that's not an <ol> vs. <ul> thing. Also, alphabetic lists
are read out differently from numbered lists. This is also important
to reflect into speech.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 03:23:47 GMT

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