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Re: Tags to Represent Questions


From: Jen Rohrig
Date: Jan 9, 2008 4:50PM

For more info Mike Cherim of Beast-Blog talks about using definition
lists for Q&A's here: http://green-beast.com/blog/?p=185


Jared Smith wrote:
> On 1/9/08, Randall Pope < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> Sorry if my question sounds a little basic but I need to figure out what the
>> best way in building accessible FAQ pages.
>> I'm trying to find a best way to tag the question and answer that can be
>> understood by the screen readers.
> I've always used definition lists for this.
> <dl>
> <dt>Is this the best way to handle an FAQ question?</dt>
> <dd>Probably not, but I can't think of anything better.</dd>
> ...
> </dl>
> While you might question if this is an appropriate use of <dl>, you
> can't argue that it provides an appropriate association and visual
> rendering for questions and answers.
> Jared Smith
> WebAIM