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Re: DL, DT, DD in PDFs


From: Duff Johnson
Date: May 24, 2017 1:25PM

Hi Alan,

> I am making accessible a rather long Pdf that includes a 10 page
> 'Glossary'.
> I am restricted to the PDF file and Acrobat, and I cannot revert to the
> original (Word?) document.
> The Glossary section was generated as a series of paragraphs, one per
> glossary item. Not even a list.
> Now I can (laboriously and manually) create a List structure for the
> Glossary items, but I wondered about using 'dl', 'dt', and 'dd' tags.
> If this were an HTM document that is what I would use here.
> Is that the preferred solution for PDF files as well? Will it make a
> difference to assistive technology reading the PDF?

Within one or more <L>/<LI> structures (of course), use <Lbl> tags for the term and <LBody> tags for the definition.