[Clients] Gemini and accessibility regarding preformatted code blocks

Katarina Eriksson gmym at coopdot.com
Mon Mar 1 11:52:42 GMT 2021


Apparently, I sent this only to John Cowan and not to the list.

On Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:49 AM, Katarina Eriksson <gmym at coopdot.com> wrote:
> On Friday, February 26, 2021 3:37 AM, John Cowan cowan at ccil.org wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 9:27 PM Nathan Galt mailinglists at ngalt.com wrote:
> >
> > > .Previously, on this list, we discussed having the alt text be on the first `and parser hints be on the last`, but I'm not sure anything came of that particular discussion other than some try-outs in a vacuum.
> >
> > Well, The Spec also says that alt-text in the closing preformat line MUST be ignored by clients.
>
> Those are mode toggle switches, not block markers.[1] When the first one is encountered, it switches to "preformated" mode and the alt-text is an alternative to the "preformated" text. If there is a second toggle, it will switch to "gemtext" mode and providing an alternative to that doesn't make much sense.
>
> [1] Implementing them as foldable blocks might be a good idea, though. But that is an internal detail in the client.
>
> --
> Katarina
>
> Third time writing and trying to send this e-mail. I recently switched e-mail service and the android app is even worse than Gmail.




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