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From: Holly Marie
Date: Mar 28, 2003 2:45PM


I know the *strike* tag is deprecated, though I have two questions:

[1] What type of device support is there for the CSS - text-decoration:
strike;
[2] What happens for users that have stylesheets turned off?
[a] won't it be rather confusing if they see a sentence....

Make sure you go to the *north* west entrance of the building.

Not that this is a perfect example for any kind of accessibility, it
points out the flaw of discarding the STRIKE element from HTML for
others who may have stylesheets off or use their own. In this case,
someone would think or go to the northwest entrance[if there was one] or
be confused if there were only north and west entries.

I have always been puzzled by this item and its use as a CSS or
presentational element. When StyleSheets fall away, so does a lot of
important information.

perhaps the idea is not to ever use Strike, and if that is the case, why
is it included or remaining inside stylesheets?

Maybe the HTML model should be used instead of the presenational model,
if it has to be used?

thoughts?
Again, I also wanted to know if JAWS or other readers or devices support
CSS strike at all.

holly


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