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Re: [css-counter-styles] allow use of CSS4 "alt" property with @counter-style/symbols

From: Sebastian Zartner <sebastianzartner@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 14:00:41 +0200
Message-ID: <CAERejNZTBuhsdQJjMTu4_j7fVn3Dt2Q8yjghjAh5RUOiyXmY4Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
>  What's the actual use case to allow the symbols to have an arbitrary
> name when they are spoken?
> It depends on the reason the the author chose to use this list style. For
> example, an author might be using icon fonts to convey some meaning in the
> list marker. The alternative text should reflect that meaning.
> I imagine that could be rather confusing for visually impaired people.
> What's the actual use case for to allow arbitrary symbols to be displayed
> as ordered list markers? I imagine that could be rather confusing for
> sighted people. ;-)

I guess the question is rather why to *use* arbitrary symbols for ordered
lists. The only use case for that I can come up with is visual design. The
"box-corners" counter style you mentioned before seems to be a good example
for that.
So what special meaning could be put into the list markers, which needs to
be reflected by screen readers?

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