Thank you Adam, The answer was not in haste, but the most common direction of a lot of browsers. Personally I encourage the use of CSS over explicitly presentational HTML markup. The answer was to explain that it was not a php functionality.
Some tend to toot a broken horn, about broken software and not see the question for what it is... Richard L. Buskirk -----Original Message----- From: Adam Richardson [mailto:simples...@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:57 AM To: PHP-General Subject: Re: [PHP] Bold links On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 5:56 PM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote: > At 1:39 PM -0400 5/7/11, <ad...@buskirkgraphics.com> wrote: > >> <?php global $current_user; >> get_currentuserinfo(); >> >> echo 'Welcome <B>' . $current_user->user_firstname . "</B>\n"; >> echo '<B>' . $current_user->user_lastname . "</B>\n"; >> ?> >> >> Richard L. Buskirk >> > > Really? > > How does the blind via readers, such as JAWS, understand what a <B> is? > > First, never use <B> -- or <I> for that matter. > > Second, use <strong> or <em> instead. Readers can understand and render > STRONG and EMPHASIZED text, but not <B> and <I> text -- those tags mean > nothing and that's the reason why they are not encouraged for use and even > removed from XHTML. > > Third, if neither of those tags (i.e., <strong> or <em> ) work for you, > they try using a class (or an id) with a css rule of: > Ted is right that the teaching in (X)HTML for the past several years has been to avoid use of <b> and <i> tags, essentially replacing them with <strong> and <em> tags, respectively. However, (X)HTML5 is changing the semantics of the <b> and <i> tags so they're use is again being encouraged (when appropriate): http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-i-element http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-b-element <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-b-element>The intention is to improve the semantics available to web developers, with one of the hopes being that these nuanced differences will eventually enhance the experience of those who are using screen readers. So, while I don't necessarily recommend using a lot of <b> and <i> tags now, it's likely that in the near future their use will again be encouraged as HTML5 becomes better supported. Adam -- Nephtali: A simple, flexible, fast, and security-focused PHP framework http://nephtaliproject.com -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php