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Re: DHTML show/hide sections & screen readers

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 14:37:06 +0100
To: W3C WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050511133706.GC14668@us-lot.org>

On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 09:37:39AM -0400, Sailesh Panchang wrote:

> > Noscript hides content from browsers which have >JavaScript enabled

> I suppose you mean browsers that support scripting but have it turned off.
> Right?


Browsers which support scripting, but have it turned off will
recognise that they need to parse the content of <noscript>.

Browsers which don't support scripting will either recognise the same,
or not understand the tag (and ignore it with the end result being the

Browsers which support JavaScript and have it turned off will ignore
the content of the <noscript> block. 

Thus <noscript> only hides content from browsers with scripting
supported and enabled.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Wednesday, 11 May 2005 13:37:20 UTC

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