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Re: proposal for wording re: grouping links (WCAG techniques document)

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 11:14:10 -0500
Message-Id: <199908311614.LAA21707@trace.wisc.edu>
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi Al,

I need a few words of clarification:

>One of the key points is that to maintain a clear and consistent page
>organization across the site, two simple techniques that really help are
>the following.  
>  (1) Write it out:  Write down a site structural plan and style guide.
>Follow it.
How do you define "site structural plan?"  How does a person go about
designing one?  What information does it need to include?  Are there
examples that we can point people to?  Is this similar to the CSUN
guidelines for how to submit electronic documents to the CSUN annual
conference (refer to http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf2000/00call.html#9)?  Or
more along the lines of the "Navigation Templates" in Sun's new design
(refer to http://www.sun.com/980113/sunonnet/)?  Or a bit of both?

>  (2) Write it in:  Use markup, especially TITLE attributes, to say how the
>parts of the pages follow the plan.  Add DIV if you need a collector to
>show the block structure.  TIP: if you use separate database queries to
>populate successive portions of the HTML, make each portion a separate DIV
>and relate the TITLE of each to its query.
this seems like part of the "what" of the plan described above.

wendy chisholm
human factors engineer
trace research and development center
university of wisconsin - madison, USA
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