[whatwg] rp is a styling tag and has no semantic function

timeless timeless at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 14:28:17 PST 2009

Nikita Popov <privat at ni-po.com>:
> Screen-readers are yet another problem: I'm not sure, what's better:
> "ka-n-ka-n-ji-ji" or
> "ka-n-bracketopen-ka-n-bracketclose-ji-bracketopen-ji-bracketclose". I
> think the first one is even better, because the text is only duplicated
> and the reader mustn't read the brackets, too. (This is for
> screen-readers not supporting ruby. The ones that support it can then
> handle it by only reading out the rt, as you proposed. [Though you need
> to consider the problem above.])

I don't use screen readers often, but I'd like to note that '(' is a
parenthesis not a bracket.

so it should be 'open parenthesis' and 'closed parenthesis' respectively.


screen readers should have a way of handling parentheticals which
doesn't involve reading them as individual characters.

I believe you're imaging problems that don't exist and therefore
potentially creating problems that aren't necessary....

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