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Text direction, CSS and accessibility

From: Chris Croome <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 02:18:07 +0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020224021807.GE16892@webarchitects.co.uk>

I don't know if I should raise this here or on the www-international
list or the HTML or CSS list...

To achieve WCAG A one must:

  Organize documents so they may be read without style sheets. [1]

Therefore would I be correct in deducting that there is no point in
setting text direction using CSS [2] since it has to be set in the
document using the dir attribute in order to be accessible?

(I'm trying to get my head around this issue since I'm anticipationg
that I'm going to be asked to set up a web site with some Urdu content.)


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/wai-pageauth.html#tech-order-style-sheets

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/visuren.html#direction

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