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RE: CSS Regions proposal

From: Belov, Charles <Charles.Belov@sfmta.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:00:44 -0700
Message-ID: <E17F75B6E86AE842A57B4534F82D0376CD262F@MTAMAIL.muni.sfgov.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "Stephen Zilles" <szilles@adobe.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] wrote on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:12 PM
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Belov, Charles 
> <Charles.Belov@sfmta.com> wrote:
> > From an accessibility perspective, I would be concerned 
> with how the 
> > difference region-threads interact with each other it terms of 
> > document sequencing.  For example, if I have a content 
> region-thread 
> > and a sidebar region-thread, how does the screen-reading software 
> > "know" to read a particular sidebar at a particular point while 
> > reading the content.
> >
> > For example, given content "blah blah blah (see sidebar) 
> blah blah blah"
> > how does the user-agent know to treat (see sidebar) like a 
> hyperlink 
> > to the appropriate sidebar?  Preferably the listener would have the 
> > choice whether to hear the sidebar immediately or at the end of 
> > hearing the content.
> The same way you do it now - by linking to the sidebar.  
> Today I can have content with a sidebar running alongside it 
> (that comes from someplace significantly different in the 
> DOM) that I refer to from the main article.  This doesn't 
> seem to have anything to do with Regions/Threading directly, does it?

I suppose you are right.  My concern is that document creators using 
this technique do not use it *instead* of links, but that's not a 
*technical* CSS issue.

Hope this helps,
Charles Belov
SFMTA Webmaster
Received on Thursday, 24 March 2011 18:05:06 UTC

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