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Include a note about the dangers of ASCII art. (whatwg r3271)

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 10:02:12 +0900 (JST)
To: public-html-diffs@w3.org
Message-Id: <20090616010212.8CC242BBFC@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Include a note about the dangers of ASCII art. (whatwg r3271)

http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html?r1=1.2418&r2=1.2419&f=h
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=3270&to=3271

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RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/Overview.html,v
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--- Overview.html	16 Jun 2009 01:00:25 -0000	1.2418
+++ Overview.html	16 Jun 2009 01:01:55 -0000	1.2419
@@ -11187,9 +11187,14 @@
    <li>Including fragments of computer code, with structure indicated
    according to the conventions of that language.</li>
 
-   <li>Displaying ASCII art.</li> <!-- XXX need a note about non-visual UAs -->
+   <li>Displaying ASCII art.</li>
 
-  </ul><p>To represent a block of computer code, the <code><a href="#the-pre-element">pre</a></code>
+  </ul><p class="note">Authors are encouraged to consider how preformatted
+  text will be experienced when the formatting is lost, as will be the
+  case for users of speech synthesizers, braille displays, and the
+  like. For cases like ASCII art, it is likely that an alternative
+  presentation, such as a textual description, would be more
+  universally accessible to the readers of the document.<p>To represent a block of computer code, the <code><a href="#the-pre-element">pre</a></code>
   element can be used with a <code><a href="#the-code-element">code</a></code> element; to represent a
   block of computer output the <code><a href="#the-pre-element">pre</a></code> element can be used
   with a <code><a href="#the-samp-element">samp</a></code> element. Similarly, the <code><a href="#the-kbd-element">kbd</a></code>
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