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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?

Sebastian
Received on Friday, 16 May 2014 12:01:33 UTC

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