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RE: New technique: Technique 13.9.1 [priority 3] Verify that information about document collections is provided.

From: Michael Cooper <mcooper@cast.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 10:43:01 -0500
To: "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NCBBJOMIELMIDGCAPFCIMEGLCOAA.mcooper@cast.org>
I'm not yet facile enough with RDF to produce a valid example, I was just
tossing the thought out there. I was thinking along the lines of using RDF
to express Dublin Core (http://purl.org/DC/) metadata which has some minimal
collection defining elements and has been expressed in RDF a lot. It is also
used in the Open E-Book standard (http://www.openebook.org) but that seems
to use a custom XML DTD rather than RDF. In this specification, a list of
documents in a collection is provided along with their relationship to each
other. This idea should be transferrable to using RDF on web sites.

I could see us holding back on putting this in the ER document for a while
but I hope we keep it in mind as this may become an important navigation aid
in the future.

Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-er-ig-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-wai-er-ig-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Wendy A Chisholm
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 7:47 PM
> To: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
> Subject: New technique: Technique 13.9.1 [priority 3] Verify that
> information about document collections is provided.
>
>
> Michael wrote:
> <blockquote>
> Checkpoint 13.9 - Provide information about document collections
> New Technique: check for LINK element with a REL or REV attribute whose
> value is a URI as one plus; presence of RDF may be another plus
> </blockquote>
> Can you give me an example of RDF for document collections?
>
> I think the check has to be a question to the author.
> I propose:
> <blockquote>
> Technique 13.9.1 [priority 3] Verify that information about document
> collections is provided.
> Discussion Status:
> awaiting discussion
> Evaluation:
> Ask the user if this page is part of a collection, such as a
> slide show, or
> a chapter in a book.
> Example Language:
> Bundled documents can facilitate reading offline.
> Repair Technique:
> In HTML/XHTML specify document collections with the LINK element and the
> "rel" and "rev" attributes.
> Suggest that that the author create a collection by building an archive
> (e.g., with zip, tar and gzip, stuffit, etc.) of the multiple pages.
> </blockquote>
> --
> wendy a chisholm
> world wide web consortium
> web accessibility initiative
> madison, wi usa
> tel: +1 608 663 6346
> /--
>
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