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Re: Al text


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Feb 23, 2010 3:42PM

In JAWS it will repeated read the "&NBST" when it is present on many web
sites. This is distracting and wastes time.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jukka K. Korpela" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Al text

> <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
>> the problem is that screen readers read all of the garbage codes when
>> that format is used.
> Which screen readers? Which "garbage codes"? What "format"? The entity
> reference &nbsp; is just a notation that denotes the no-break space
> character " ". If your screen reader doesn't grok it, then it needs to be
> fixed. The no-break space character has been used on web pages since the
> early days, and if your software chokes on it, it might well choke on "!"
> as
> well. Should we therefore stop using exclamation marks?
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