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Re: AuthConfReq: Presentational Markup

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 04:27:43 +0200
To: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100328042743688094.e70991fb@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Leif Halvard Silli, Sun, 28 Mar 2010 01:06:44 +0100:
> Karl Dubost, Sat, 27 Mar 2010 19:50:05 -0400:
>> Le 27 mars 2010 à 19:37, Leif Halvard Silli a écrit :

>>>> One size doesn't fit all. Some users need a markup validity check 
>>>> feedback, some users are just not tech savy and in this case, the 
>>>> system *should* take care of it. Unfortunately for me, here, I used 
>>>> should. :)
>>> Should the commenter in this case not have been allowed put a strike 
>>> over the text?
>> Not sure I understand the question. 
>> It depends on how you design the language. Is strike permitted in the 
>> language?
> Yes, the use case is a language were <strike> is permitted. The 
> question then is: what advantage would there be in possibly forbidding 
> use of <strike>. Or if - and why - there would be an advantage in the 
> use of <del> or <span>. If span was used, then aural and text terminal 
> users would probably not get any info. 

Found a local event calender [1] using <span class="past_time"> with 
the following CSS,


for past events. The "past_time" class is applied based on whether you 
load the page before or after the event. And the choice of <span> means 
that users of terminal based web browsers do not get any heads up about 
whether it is a past or a present event.

Using a <strike class="past_time"> would have offered nearly all 
terminal based browsers [2] a way to perceive the heads up. Thus, the 
use of <strike> would have lead to better accessibility.

<del> would also have been better than <span>, even if it would have 
lead the users of some of the terminal based browsers to not have any 
way to perceive the heads up [2].  But nothing is deleted here, so 
<del> doesn't feel right. 



leif halvard silli
Received on Sunday, 28 March 2010 02:28:22 UTC

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