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Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 20:58:56 +0000
Message-ID: <42126290.4050102@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Tina Holmboe wrote:
>   Since it really won't be practical for a User-Agent - today or
>   tomorrow - to know when to hoppe over inneholdet or when to gå till
>   innehållsförteckningen I'd say internal links, including one to skip
>   here or jump there wherever here or there may be.

Indeed. Sorry, my question was merely rhetorical :)

>   Wouldn't it be wonderful if HTML had a MENU element which could
>   contain LI elements that were menu items? Think what an UA might make
>   of that! The possibilities are endless.
>   Perhaps we should suggest this for XHTML 2.0?

I think that's what the NL element is meant for
(although I personally feel it's a far too...specific element, if you 
see what I mean; I think it could have been far better to define some 
generic block level elements - which may even sit outside of BODY - to 
act as general containers for things like page navigation, whatever form 
it may take)

Patrick H. Lauke
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