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Re: DL, DT, DD in PDFs


From: Alan Zaitchik
Date: May 25, 2017 12:08PM

So I gather there's no point in using the dl/dt/dd semantics or no way to do so with the PDF. Gotcha.Thanks!

> On May 24, 2017, at 3:25 PM, Duff Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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.
> Duff.