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Re: How to indicate the structure of set of buttons?

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 14:18:39 -0500
Message-Id: <199809041923.OAA19894@trace.wisc.edu>
To: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 04:40 PM 9/3/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Guideline A.7
>
>- What are the presentation elements? We need a link to a definition.
>
In the new techniques document, all of the structural elements and the
presentation elements are separated into two lists. We can link to this
definition from the guidelines document.

>- I didn't quite understand the rationale behind banning image maps in the
>techniques column item 3. Especially as in some other places, we just ask
>to provide alternative text for links in the image maps (A.12).
>
good point.  This seems to fit better in A.1 where we discuss image maps.
Particularly with A.1.5 For all graphical buttons (INPUT type="image")
provide alt-text (via the "alt" attribute)

>Isn't a set of buttons also a structure? If just separate buttons are used,
>how then tell that they belong together? What is actually meant by buttons?
>
Yes, it seems a set of buttons creates a "what to do next" structure, i.e.,
here are the possibilities of what you can do once you've filled out a
form.  The separate buttons would hopefully be identified by both a group
label and individual labels that would make their purpose and grouping clear. 

 "Buttons" refers to 
 <INPUT type="image">
or
<INPUT type="button">

--wendy
Received on Friday, 4 September 1998 15:23:03 GMT

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