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Rich Text Format (RTF) format and accessibility?

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From: Peter Krantz
Date: Sep 27, 2012 12:31PM


Hi!

The Rich Text Format (RTF) is common in many old applications as an
output format when generating documents from e.g. a server
application. I briefly glanced through the RTF specification and tried
to understand how semantics can be expressed.

What is the current consensus of RTF with regards to accessibility?
The lack of many semantic elements compared to HTML seem to make it
difficult to provide information for assistive tools?

Regards,

Peter