Re: Screen readers and numbers (was RE: Number, Date, Time, Quantity)

On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, John Foliot wrote:

> The "speak" value can specify whether text will be rendered aurally and if
> so, in what manner.

I don't think this is a styling issue, except in special cases.
The difference between "3.2" as a version number and as a decimal number 
is not a matter of rendering but of meaning. As I wrote previously, it 
could affect other things than just speech rendering, such as translation.

The problem is that authors probably wouldn't use <number> markup 
consistently, so it would not be possible to decide that, say, "3.2" is 
_not_ a decimal number. Using <nonnumeric>3.2</nonnumeric> wouldn't 
probably become popular either.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela,

Received on Wednesday, 30 August 2006 19:02:37 UTC