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Re: Current suggestion for subheading isn't accessible

From: Ian Yang <ian@invigoreight.com>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 10:59:07 +0800
Message-ID: <CABr1FsfLhxH=frQ6JSfKKAMyem7wxbaHmEf8MYijRwNWmU_49A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 3:55 AM, Sailesh Panchang
<sailesh.panchang@deque.com> wrote:
> There is nothing that prevents one from visually reinforcing the
> relationship(via CSS)  that is already  provided by the h<n> tag or
> the ":" or hyphen separator. That's fine.

But the use of colon or hyphen doesn't guarantee that both sighted and
screen reader users always interpret them as the separator of heading
and subheading. A single heading can have colon or hyphen.

And perhaps you mean dash instead of hyphen, but they are not used to
separator heading and subheading. Hyphen is used to join words or to
separate syllables of a single word. Dash is used to denote a break in
a sentence or to set off parenthetical statements.

Ian Yang
Received on Wednesday, 8 May 2013 02:59:34 UTC

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