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Re: Review of navigation bar issues for thursdays conference call

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 02:52:34 -0400 (EDT)
To: Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9908250247480.12722-100000@tux.w3.org>
Dan Brickley is an RDF automatically build sitemaps type. He is here today,
so I had a bit of a chat to him about the whole thing. We seemed to think
that the title-based navigation was effectively pretending that there are not
semantics already atached to the element types, which seems like a backward
step.

Not that we have managed to solve the entire problem (yet *grin*). But he did
also provide this pointer to similar work that is (or perhaps was) going on
in the Mozilla project.

Charles McCN

From: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
To: mozilla-rdf@mozilla.org
Cc: charles@w3.org
Subject: hiding / identifying HTML navigation


the (out of date) todo list at http://www.mozilla.org/rdf/doc/ntd.html
says:
	Hiding html navigation

	Many pages have a simple html based sitemap which should be hidden if
	nav center is visible. The
	portion of html which should be hidden should be placed within
	<navigation>...</navigation> 

	Need to hack the html parser (and/or layout engine) so that this portion
	of the html gets thrown out if
	the navcenter is open. 

	Hiding html navigation

	Many pages have a simple html based sitemap which should be hidden if
	nav center is visible. The
	portion of html which should be hidden should be placed within
	<navigation>...</navigation> 

	Need to hack the html parser (and/or layout engine) so that this portion
	of the html gets thrown out if
	the navcenter is open. 

This is a bit, er, hacky. I think there was some discussion of using CSS
classes instead. The same thing is being discussed[1] by the Web
Accessibility Initiative[2] right now so if someone could point to any
more recent thinking on this I'd be grateful.

cheers,

Dan 

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/1999JulSep/0289.html 
    (and following thread)
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