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Is there a screen reader which is able to load url of thecite=attribute like many do for thelongdesc=attribute ?

If yes, how to use it for that purpose (it’s a global claim that browsers don’t use the cite attribute but screen readers for blind people can) (I can source that if needed) ?

I don’t care about the language, which can even be for Fula. I just need to find one which is able thecite=attribute.

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  • May I ask why you reverted my change to use code markup? And why do you prefer to use Unicode’s small capital letters?
    – unor
    Sep 23, 2015 at 23:15
  • @unor : use small capitals for abbreviations. In order to stay consistent, the cite attribute is written in the same way both in text and title. The braces shouldn’t contains sentences. Sep 23, 2015 at 23:28
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    I think the drawbacks of using small caps Unicode chars on this site are bigger than the (arguable) typographical advantage, namely that it doesn’t work in the browser search (Ctrl + f) unless you’d actually type the small cap chars, and that users of search engines like Google or DuckDuckGo won’t be able to find all relevant questions/answers anymore (unless they’d search for both variants).
    – unor
    Sep 24, 2015 at 0:19
  • @unor neither of your previous assumptions are correct. Sep 24, 2015 at 0:24
  • I created a discussion on Meta -- I’m looking forward to read your stance and why my assumptions aren’t correct.
    – unor
    Sep 24, 2015 at 1:18

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Is there a screen reader which is able to load url of thecite=attribute like many do for thelongdesc=attribute ?

I have a reasonable understanding of how screen reader software processes HTML semantics. To my knowledge the majority of SR software does nothing with the cite attribute.

The JAWS screen reader does announce the cite attribute value when it is present on a blockquote element, but it does not provide navigation to the URL.

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  • Did you investigated rarely supported languages ? Sep 29, 2015 at 0:10

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