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Re: Quick Response Needed - DL or UL?


From: chaals@yandex-team.ru
Date: Apr 24, 2015 9:55AM

- jared@

I think we're in violent agreement - I was a bit brief…

24.04.2015, 16:20, "Jared Smith" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 3:50 PM,  < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>>  screen readers don't do anything useful with the semantics.
> This isn't accurate. I believe that all major screen readers will,
> with default settings, indicate the presence of a list and the number
> of list items. Most also indicate the type of list (ul, ol, or dl).
> They will also allow navigation by list items. Some also indicate list
> nesting levels. In fact, I can't think of anything useful that screen
> readers DON'T do with list semantics.

Well, failing to identify the dt/dd difference is what I meant (and what Léonie told me)...

> There is a potential issue with definition lists in most screen
> readers where they will identify the number of items incorrectly -
> most seem to count each <dt> and <dd> as separate items. I don't see
> this as an argument to not use them.

Absolutely agreed - and there are lots of other things (like default visual stylesheets) that make it a good idea to use them when relevant.


Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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