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Between The suggestion that tabular data can be represented well enough using code sections, The suggestion to use ROT13 for "spoilers" and the Web Content Accessibility Guides for ASCII figures I think it would be beneficial to user with disabilities if "Skip This Code Block" hyperlinks were generated around code blocks.

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Low priority. Really low. – dmckee Sep 1 '10 at 17:45
I still disagree with the tables-as-ascii-art/code issue. – David Thomas Oct 2 '10 at 14:59
@David Thomas - Given that most Markdown engines don't offer tables, allowing <table> tags would just open the door to a whole new world of invalid markup, so I empathize with the official position on tables, though I disagree with it. I'm actually looking for a way to use the WMD editor with PHP Markdown Extra so tables would work, for a different site. See my SO question on the matter – Richard JP Le Guen Oct 2 '10 at 19:34
yeah, I understand the *reasons it'd be a problem, but it's a feature that I think is still, if not required, at least a nice-to-have. – David Thomas Oct 2 '10 at 19:52
@David Thomas - Agreed. – Richard JP Le Guen Oct 2 '10 at 20:21

You could try a_m0d's greasemonkey script, which folds code by default.

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That's not the point - in the WAI specs, and generally speaking, it is a good practice to add links (usually invisible to normal users) that allow tools like screenreaders to skip certain page contents, like navigation, or in this case, code blocks. – Yi Jiang Sep 2 '10 at 9:07
@YiJiang: I see, that should indeed be applied then – Tobias Kienzler Sep 2 '10 at 9:20

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