even firefox doens't reliably put the ">" in front of all lines of
as I have preached for years it is a WORLD wide web and it is for
everyone not just those with the latest or greatest equipment. and one
company (who shall remain nameless) seems to go out of their way to
make software that intentionally doesn't work or even breaks other
and programmers routinely ignore the concepts of universal usability.
eyecandy is more important than content in far too many cases.
if you want to try it "turn on Orca" and turn off your monitor and try
reading the mail on this or any list.
On Tue, 27 Oct 2009, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> "Accessys@xxxxxxxxx" <accessys@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > also since one is "listening" to the output a word at a time it is
> > VERY time consuming to read all the way thru especially untrimed
> > posts, just to get to an answer. you can scan the page. screen
> > readers really do not "scan" but are very literal.
> Why can the readers not be configured to skip lines beginning with > ?
> Given that the only time this happens in emails is when it's quoted
> text, it shouldn't break anything else.
> I don't think it is reasonable to expect everyone who is currently
> replying to emails by trimming and bottom posting to switch to top
> posting in case there is someone relying on a broken screen reader. The
> natural solution to this would be to fix the actual problem (stop the
> screen reader from reading out quoted text, wherever it exists), rather
> than to try to avert a symptom.
> That said, I would expect far more effort to be expended arguing the
> case for and against different ideas on where to put replies than
> fixing any screen readers.
> Avi Greenbury
> http://aviswebsite.co.uk ;)
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