Re: [WSG] Accesbility Help

2008-09-04 Thread Aldona


I saw a funny one once. A site had a really basic math problem. Like 4x2 
or something. Type in the answer and you submitted the form. Because 
it's HTML it's accessible.


Scott Elcomb wrote:

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 11:34 AM, kevin erickson

reCAPTCHA sounds good. I tried it out and the audio for vision impaired
visitors worked fine.
The service seems to be free and is set up to digitize old books that cannot
be scanned, literally, one word at a time. Pretty amazing!

From the reCaptcha about page[1]

To archive human knowledge and to make information more accessible to
the world, multiple projects are currently digitizing physical books
that were written before the computer age. The book pages are being
photographically scanned, and then transformed into text using
Optical Character Recognition (OCR). The transformation into text is
useful because scanning a book produces images, which are difficult to
store on small devices, expensive to download, and cannot be searched.
The problem is that OCR is not perfect.

I think there's a strong relationship between reCaptcha and this group
- via standards and accessibility.  :-)


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Re: [WSG] Google chrome...

2008-09-03 Thread Aldona


No it doesn't come with Google toolbar. I'm not sure if Google 
Accelerator is built in without the user knowing but it did load the 
Acid 2 test really fast (and passed it). I did a review if anyone wants 
to read it. I wondered the same thing about the Google toolbar and am 
hoping they provide the ability for addons like firefox. (eg the extension!).


PS- Thanks to those who replied for my image display float issue. 
Display block-inline worked great but not in IE (darn ie) so I'm still 
thinking. Inline worked if I didn't want a border around the image and 
caption so thanks to those who helped me out. :)

Christian Montoya wrote:

Could someone tell me if it has Google Download Accelerator or other
Google Toolbar features built in? I'm just wondering how much is under
the hood...


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[WSG] Images Paragraph Width

2008-08-28 Thread Aldona


I have a problem which I feel like I should know but apparently don't. :-)

I have an image which my CSS doesn't know (and will never know) the size 
of. The image is in a paragraph with the class of 'img'.

   p class=imgimg src=images/image.gif alt=pic /br /Regular

What I want to do is put a border around the paragraph (not the image so 
it goes around the text as well). What happens is the border winds up 
the width of the whole page even though I have margin and padding set to 

The CSS is:

   padding: 0.3em;
   margin: 0em;
   border: 2px solid red;
   font-size: 0.9em;

How can I stop the border stretching the entire width of the page. 
Unfortunately in this case float is not an option and I have a 
limitation in that the HTML needs to remain as basic as possible. The 
CSS can be as complicated as anything but the HTML needs to be simple.

Hopefully someone will have come across this problem before and be able 
to point me in the right direction.

Thanks to all.

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Re: [WSG] Encoding odities

2008-07-10 Thread Aldona
I had this exact problem with Notepad++ as well. If you open the file in 
regular notepad or another editor you can see the charactors which wind 
up just before the first official characters (usually the doctype). I 
never found a way around the problem but I can say that PSPad is a great 
editor. Unix, dos or mac and can deal with lots of different programming 


Barney Carroll wrote:

Hello all,

I've got a problem with character set encoding I'd like to rectify. I 
use UTF-8 as a matter of convenience and ideology, and don't believe 
it should be that much of a problem. My editor (Notepad++) is set to 
create new files in UTF-8 without a byte order mark, but when I 
retrieve files from my server it tells me that they're ANSI.

I ran an automatic W3C validation of my markup just a second ago after 
making some edits and it warns me that no character set encoding was 
specified (even though the first tag in my heads is meta 
name=content-type content=text/html; charset=UTF-8).

More than a little confused about this. Could it be that this is a 
contradiction with the fact that my files are somehow converted back 
to ANSI by the server or something?

Any help much appreciated,

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Re: [WSG] Marking Up Poems

2008-06-21 Thread Aldona

I've been reading the marking up poems thread with interest but it seems
no one has made what seems to be the most obvious suggestion. When I was
still in class we had an exercise with a poem and used an unordered
list. Would this be a viable option? You could even have a different
list for each verse and then still do the fancy styling. What do people
think of that as an option?


Gunlaug Sørtun wrote:

Must you Australian's *always* have the last say?  ;)

not always, but often. esp if it ends in beer and a party

Is that why what you say most often makes no sense?



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