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Re: Alternative tables, audio, and video

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 14:32:32 -0500
Message-Id: <199806121936.OAA06547@staff1.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>, Josh Krieger <jkrieger@cast.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I concur on using REL for marking link associations.  There are at four
items that REL can help with:

dlink  Mark a link as an image descriptor
navbar  Mark a link as part of a navbar
lintable  Mark a link as part of a linearized table
transcript  Mark a link as a transcript of a audio file


At 01:05 PM 6/12/98 +1000, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>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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