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RE: Invisible Skip navigation link

From: Steve Vosloo <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 17:53:50 +0200
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c23d61$7898d840$130310ac@theijunction.icelogic.co.za>

I agree with you ... use best-practice techniques, like providing
punctuation in ALT descriptions, and let the speech synthesizers work
out their differences.

"DOH!" as in Homer Simpson.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Phill Jenkins
Sent: 06 August 2002 05:16 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Invisible Skip navigation link

This is a know problem with speech synthesizers.  When to treat the
period as punctuation and when to treat it as a dot, as in dot com.  Do
it the proper way by following conventional grammar practices and let
the synthesizers get their problems fixed.

One way to avoid the dot vs period problem is to never end the sentence
with link text.  If you put the link in the middle of the sentence, then
the sentence ends with regular text followed by a period that will get
treated as a period and not a hanging dot.

By the way, DOH get's read as Date of Hire.  What did you mean by DOH?

IBM Research Division - Accessibility Center

"Steve Vosloo" <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>@w3.org on 08/06/2002 05:06:08 AM

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Subject:    RE: Invisible Skip navigation link


Just tried this in IBM Homepage Reader (HPR) and had a problem with the
ALT on the image. By default HPR adds a full stop to an ALT description,
so ALT="Hello world" gets read as "Hello world." (with a pause after
'world'). But if you add a non-breaking space then you get "Hello world
." which sounds like "Hello world DOT" (because of the space).

Of course if you use the old ALT="Hello world." you get "Hello world..",
which also sounds like "Hello world DOT".


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