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From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Nov 30, 2006 2:20PM


On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Alastair Campbell wrote:

> 1. Is there anything useful about address tags for accessibility in the
> specs? (No.)

In principle, since the address element is defined as containing contact
information for the document, it _could_ be useful - if browsers had some
simple support to it, like a command for accessing the address element if
there is one. But the specifications do not mention or encourage such
usage.

> 2. Do any current user agents do anything special with it? (Not that I
> know of.)

Apart from possibly rendering it in a special way, like italics, but
that'll probably reduce accessibility (by reducing readability) somewhat,
instead of improving it.

> 3. Is there any likely future use? (Unlikely.)

Agreed.

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Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/