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[Bug 9233] Incorporate a Link to UAAG with appropriate wording into browser sections

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Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 14:11:13 +0000
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--- Comment #4 from Ms2ger <Ms2ger@gmail.com>  2010-03-13 14:11:13 ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > A link to UAAG is already included in the "Recommended reading" section
> > <http://www.whatwg.org/html/#recommended-reading>. Is anything else required?
> 
> An embedded links seems to be prefer by users in at least one study. The
> Usability Lab at Wichita did some research into link location some time ago (It
> is Michael Bernard, Spring Hull, & Denise Drake's classic 2001 study). They
> studied academic type information - the sort you'd expect a user to read much
> on screen as they would on paper (ie skim first, then in detail, in the "right"
> order).
> 
> Their conclusions:
> 
> "Several observations can be made from this study. First, no significant
> differences between the four link arrangements were detected in terms of search
> accuracy, time, or efficiency. This suggests that the link arrangement for
> documents within a single frame does not have a great affect on its actual
> navigability."
> 
> "However, there were significant subjective differences between the link
> arrangements favoring the embedded links. That is, participants indicated that
> they believed that embedding the links within a document made it easier to
> navigate, easier to recognize key information, easier to follow the main idea
> of the passages, and promoted comprehension. Moreover, participants
> significantly preferred the Embedded link arrangement to the other
> arrangements. Conversely, placing links at the bottom of a document was
> perceived as being the least navigable arrangement, and was consequently least
> preferred."
> 
> "Although no significant objective differences were found, the consistent
> results of the subjective perceptions of link navigability, as well as general
> preference, suggest that the Embedded link arrangement is perceived as being
> the superior format for online documents within a single frame. For this
> reason, it is suggested that for documents using a format similar to the type
> tested in this study, embedded links should be considered."
> http://www.surl.org/usabilitynews/32/links.asp
> 

I don't understand how exactly you want the specification to change.


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