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Re: Best citation format for accessibility

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:26:46 -0400
Message-ID: <5601AB76.3070403@berjon.com>
To: Jean Kaplansky <jkaplansky@safaribooksonline.com>
CC: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Hi Jean,

On 22/09/2015 11:19 , Jean Kaplansky wrote:
> I've worked extensively with citations as a stylesheet developer.Efforts
> included applying technology to reformat citations for visual rendering
> based on the type of article in which they appeared. It's a very arduous
> undertaking involving lots of checking within the reference to see what
> actual pieces of any one reference are present, as the presence or
> absence of any one piece can change what punctuation must be generated
> by the stylesheet.

Yes, it's a world of patient and difficult minutiae. But there is a
subset that is reasonably tractable, particularly for digital publication.

> I've never seen anyone try to do this in HTML, let alone for a11y
> purposes.

This is not so much "for a11y purpose" as much as a11y is an important
component of doing it right.

We basically have the ability to have different content at the HTML/DOM
and styled levels. I've figured out how to get the styled level right
(for approximative values of right); I'm interested in advice or best
practices for the HTML/DOM level.

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