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Re: Skip Nav (was RE: "Think EUO, not SEO"/Google)

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 10:59:15 -0400
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Cc: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <007f01c33285$86b23150$6401a8c0@handsontech>

in my experience with aural css, it only works with sapi complient speech
synthesizers.  Mine is not sapi complient and in fact, does not even relie
on software except for rudimentary communication.  All the speeking is done
in the box.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Cc: "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: Skip Nav (was RE: "Think EUO, not SEO"/Google)

I think the value in aural CSS is precisely that it would allow people
to customise the presentation without having to worry which screen
reader they were using at the time - in the same way that CSS allows
authors to get reasonably reliable presentation across a variety of

It is true that browser develpers haven't done a very good job of
implementing CSS until now (if they were building aeroplanes I would
travel by boat, but a friend of mine who teaches aero engineering does
that). But for many straightforward things CSS is now the easiest and
most transportable way to customise presentation and think that most
people will get a similar experience.



On Saturday, Jun 14, 2003, at 14:41 Europe/Zurich, David Poehlman wrote:

> The best use for an aural css is for aural devices for delivery.  Since
> there are so many different screen readers and since they controll the
> presentation themselves, aural css does not yeild anything for them.
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
Received on Saturday, 14 June 2003 10:59:23 UTC

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