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Re: Accessible P Tag Usage


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Mar 16, 2019 6:52PM

On 16/03/2019 22:05, Peter Shikli wrote:
> The strictest interpretation of these items is that it is required that
> relationships in content are programmatically available, including
> content "... such as a paragraph ...". Is this to be taken as saying
> text should, at a minimum, programmatically be a <p> tag, unless there
> is a more appropriate structural tag?

Taking it at the letter, yes, it could possibly be interpreted that way.
But it's just as valid, semantically, to have text just inside a <div>
or similar, so it gets very fuzzy. You could argue that if authors break
up sections of text using multiple <br> breaks instead of wrapping
things into separate containers (like <p> or similar), it's a failure.
But in general, I'd say this would be a "soft" failure (low severity,
low priority) at best (depending on the circumstances of course), and
generally I wouldn't bother looking for this sort of failure as most
sites I see have much more fundamental problems that cause greater problems.

Patrick H. Lauke

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