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Re: BAD TF meeting today, Tuesday 14 February 2006 12pm (noon) CET

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:52:13 +0100
Message-ID: <43F1A84D.3090805@w3.org>
To: Pasquale Popolizio <pasquale@osservatoriosullacomunicazione.com>
Cc: before WS & after <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>

Hi Pasquale,

Pasquale Popolizio wrote:
> Sorry Shady,
> but today I'm not available at 12pm (noon) ;-(

Yes, sorry but it is difficult to plan on-the-fly with all these different time zones. :(

>> #1) Images of top stories as CSS (Panda, Violin, Brains)
>> - Fixed.
> I really think that it's not a good idea to put image only in CSS 
> background.
> For me, images *are* contents.

I do see the point that it may be worth noting that there is an image of a Panda/Violin/Brain. However, I also agree that they are more decorative than informative. I'll raise it for discussion and let's see what the others think. We may need to raise to EOWG too for more feedback if we do not find consensus.

>> #4) Bad foreground/background color contrast for several links
>> - Shadi/Klaus working on it.
> I'm really happy with this, albeit this is a Priority 3 (AAA) Level.

True, it is priority 3 but really good practice and very easy to fix. Just change the color in the CSS and you got yourself a P3 checkpoint. However, I'm not the right person to pick colors and so need to bug Klaus (designer) about this.

>> #8) Document structure should start with <H1> level heading
>> - Short discussion needed.
> I think that document structure should start with <h1>.

I guess this is another debatable issue. But I do think that starting the document with <h1> is generally the better practice (though not essential for accessibility IMHO).

> And for checkpoint 13.2
> - there are no metadata to add semantic information.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/wai-pageauth.html#gl-facilitate-navigation
> Maybe we could use RDF to indicate the document's author, the type of 
> content, etc. and/or HTML LINK element and "rel" or "rev" attributes.

We do have the title and the character set which are really essential for user agents. We will add copyright and author too (using the META tag). Anything else specific?


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