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Re: Alternative tables, audio, and video

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 13:05:43 +1000 (EST)
To: Josh Krieger <jkrieger@cast.org>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.980612130521.15777A-100000@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
This seems like a case where we should be using the REL attribute...


On Thu, 28 May 1998, Josh Krieger wrote:

> > 5.3. For tables of text and numbers, provide an alternative page 
> > that presents the table information in a linear fashion
> I would like to suggest that the guidelines standardize a way of providing
> alternative representations of tables so that an automatic
> checker can find out whether or not such an alternative version
> of the table exists. I suggest taking advantage of both the
> TITLE attribute on a the A element and the ID of the TABLE.
> For example, we might have something like:
> See the <A HREF="alternative.html" TITLE="table alternative id:tab10">alternative version of the following table</A>
> <TABLE ID="tab10" ...>
> ...
> </TABLE>
> While we currently recommend the LINK element for an entire
> alternative page, but it seems to me it wouldn't hurt
> to extend this scheme to other partial-page alternative
> text. For example,
> >4.x All audio information has an associated transcript
> So that we might have something like:
> Bill Clinton's <A HREF="bc30.wav" ID="bc30">speech on Sox the cat</A>
> (A HREF="bc30.txt" TITLE="audio alternative id:bc30">transcript</A>).
> Any takers? Anyone have another way of doing this in a well-defined
> way?
> Josh Krieger
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