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Re: Bug#441243: Problem determining dependencies if user is blind

On Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 12:47:20AM +0200, Richard Atterer wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 11:41:27PM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> > Suggestions welcome.
> IMHO the root of the problem is the use of class="hidecss". The .hidecss 
> rule simply prevents rendering for all media types with "display: none". 
> However, the rule for "#pdeps ul.uldep" only replaces bullets with 
> "dep.gif" on visual media types. For other media types (including aural), 
> the image (and its alt text) simply disappears.
> I would suggest the following solution:
> 1) Replace these <img class="hidecss"> with
>    <span class="nonvisual">depends:</span>
>    Putting an <img> in there and then suppressing its being displayed with 
>    CSS is actually paradoxical... the only justification is compatibility 
>    with browsers which do not support CSS at all, like lynx.
> 2) Introduce a rule to have .nonvisual rendered only for braille, embossed, 
>    speech, tty:
>    @media handheld, print, projection, screen, tv {
>      .nonvisual { display: none; }
>    }
> As usual, this is completely untested! :-)

Sounds sensible. I implemented this at my test site

>From what I can see this doesn't change anything in "normal" browsers
and looks okay-ish in text-only browsers.

More tests welcome.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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