Interactive WWW Documents.

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Interactive WWW Documents.

The W3 browser parses a WWW document before displaying it. Emacspeak relies on this internal representation to provide the spoken rendering, rather than examining the visually displayed document. This fits well with the overall design of Emacspeak; it also enables Emacspeak to produce spoken feedback that would be impossible to generate by merely examining the screen.

A typical interaction with a form element consists of:

We illustrate this with examples of what happens when the user interacts with different form elements that are found on WWW documents.

Text Field

Check Box
Radio Button
The interaction parallels that described above for check boxes. The utterance uses the phrase ``is pressed'' to distinguish radio buttons from check boxes.

Raman T. V.
Tue Nov 21 15:57:11 PST 1995