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Re: PDF structures


From: Chagnon | PubCom
Date: Nov 17, 2017 12:28PM

No, don't nest list <L> and its sub-tags inside a paragraph <P> tag.
Provides no benefit to the user, and might also throw off A T.

This is not XML, so don't over-engineer the tags in a PDF.

Sequential tags work fine.

--Bevi Chagnon

PS: Don't have access to my copy of the full PDF / PDF/UA specifications, but nesting of <L> might not be allowed. But that's from memory at this point.

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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Alan Zaitchik
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 12:14 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] PDF structures

Is it advisable to organize tags so that they reflect structures like a "list inside a paragraph"? I'm reordering tags anyway so it's not a heavy lift, but is it actually useful in any way, e.g. to screen reader users? Until now I would just order the tags serially, a P then an L then a P, for example--but often a list is semantically inside the paragraph, not just after one piece of text and before another: something like an "outer"-P consisting of P then L then P.