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RE: Question about semantics & meaning of live text logo.

From: Lauke PH <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 09:35:39 +0100
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B978763B@misnts6.mis.salford.ac.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>


I've played around with this a bit, and had a stab at solving
the issue...let's say the solution still eludes me at this

My attempt: marking up the typographical logo in a span with
a "clean" title, e.g.
<span title="testbench">&gt;&gt;&gt;testbench</span>

Not sure if semantically this would be correct or not (I
suspect it's the latter). Also, lynx and JAWS still display/read
the "greater than greater than greater than" part.

Hmm...just writing this, I had a sudden thought: this may be
an exotic yet valid situation in which to use CSS2's :before and
:after pseudo elements
In my case above, something along the lines of:

<span id="typographicallogo">testbench</span>

#typographicallogo:before {
  content: ">>>"; /* now, why doesn't &gt; work in this case ? */

(see http://dev.salford.ac.uk/testing.html for a live version...
saves you typing it up)

Obviously, this will only work in CSS2 compliant browsers...but
is it a viable solution ? The typographical embellishments, if you
want to call them that, are not strictly part of the content, but
of the presentation...so to my untrained eye the solution of sticking
them completely in the CSS is a reasonable one. Ideas, thoughts,
suggestions ?

Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Smith [mailto:websounding@hotmail.com]
> Sent: 03 June 2003 05:34
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Question about semantics & meaning of live text logo.
> Hi all. Thanks again for the existence of this list.
> I am developing a site presently, and for various reasons I 
> would like to 
> use a text symbol as a logo. Would anyone mind speaking to the issues 
> involved with this? For example, if I wanted to use a very 
> large right arrow 
> (>) or caret (^), alongside or above the company name, what 
> should I take 
> into consideration concerning making this accessible and not 
> causing merely 
> personal or text reader confusion? In a way I would hope that 
> the symbol 
> could eventually become synonymous with the site (among its 
> audience). Can 
> you provide alt text on text, etc.? Thanks for any possible feedback.
> Yours,
> Daniel Smith
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