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[whatwg] Tendious use cases for <dialog>

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 13:12:09 +0100
Message-ID: <1175343130.5585.33.camel@galahad>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> If I remember correctly <li> was suggested for this purpose on IRC. The  
> advantage of <li> over <p> would be that people wouldn't easily think you  
> could put anything inside <dialog> (as you put <p> almost anywhere).

We need to be careful with that. JAWS would probably read <li> as
"bullet" or with a number, which may be desirable with some lists but
could get rather distracting intermixed with dialog. (Unfortunately, I
can't easily test this myself because I don't own a copy of JAWS.) And
screen reader users are a key audience for <dialog> in the form of
transcripts.

More specialized markup might well end up being paradoxically more
backwards compatible.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Saturday, 31 March 2007 05:12:09 UTC

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