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Re: Patterns for explicit associations Re: conflation of issues or convergence of interests?

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:21:25 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0707310521p4ad747c5j44c116c811f5a70c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
There are a couple of specific cases of explicit association:
img@longdesc (you can probably group this with "links")
label@for/*@id (similar to anchors)


On 7/31/07, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org> wrote:
>
>
> Le 30 juil. 2007 à 22:10, Lachlan Hunt a écrit :
> > Now this is where there is a serious misunderstanding between us,
> > that seems to be causing the conflict.  I'm not arguing that it is
> > or isn't, I'm questioning the possibility and looking for evidence
> > to show one way or the other.  From my authoring perspective,
> > explicit associations increase complexity for authors, and so if
> > explicit associations can be avoided, they should be.  If not, then
> > we should try and find the simplest way possible to express the
> > association.
>
>
> Mechanisms for creating explicit associations in HTML, trying to be
> very general. So we can see what kind of authoring pattern is the
> easiest.
>
>
> * links
>    A document A links to a resource B somewhere on the network.
>
>    <link rel="stylesheet"
>          href="http://example.org/foo.css"
>          type="text/css"
>          media="screen"/>
>
> * nested elements
>    A nested element A is defined to have a "meaningful" relationship
> with the nesting element B.
>
>    <object…
>      <p>…content…</p>
>    </object>
>
> * Attribute values
>    The value of an attribute defines the element it belongs too.
>
>    <p title="value"> …content… </p>
>
> * anchors
>    Two elements in a page are associated by a anchor
>
>    <cite><a href="#anais">Anais</a></cite>
>    …
>    <p id="anais">Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903 - January 14, 1977) was
> a French-born author of Spanish, Cuban, and Danish</p>
>
>
> Others?
>
>
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