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Re: search result highlighting and accessibility


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Apr 21, 2010 10:48AM

On 21/04/2010 16:33, Jared Smith wrote:
> This introduces some interesting and difficult questions.
> Unfortunately there is not a<highlight> or similar element in HTML,
> though screen readers still barely support<strong> and<em>, so it's
> unlikely this would result in any better accessibility anyway.

To talk science fiction for a minute, there's the proposed <mark>
element in HTML5 http://html5doctor.com/draw-attention-with-mark/ but as
you say if SRs don't even support HTML4 stuff properly, it's a long way off.

Patrick H. Lauke