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Re: no paragraphs in divs


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jul 25, 2015 4:02PM

On 25/07/2015 22:04, Guy Hickling wrote:
> Assistive technology reacts to
> paragraphs (eg screen readers may pause very slightly, and/or change
> inflexion, at the end of a paragraph, but they don't do that for divs. Your
> 3 sentances would have been run together.

Just doing some very cursory testing, this isn't quite accurate.

Doing a simple "read all" with NVDA and JAWS in Firefox and IE,


is read out exactly the same (same pause, inflection) as


For what it's worth, a notable inflection (to denote the end of a
sentence) isn't caused by the presence or absence of a <p> element, but
rather punctuation. Again




are announced the same, now both with a lowering/inflection to signify
the end of a sentence.

Patrick H. Lauke

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