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Re: Technology-specific checks: XML, HTML, SMIL, CSS

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 11:29:02 -0400 (EDT)
To: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0005311120120.7673-100000@tux.w3.org>
Proposal For SVG:


Ensure each svg element and each g element that is a part of a graphic
has a title and a desc. Defined symbols must have a desc, and should also
have a title.

3.1 ....

+ Group pieces of the graphic into a g element. (for example, table legs, a
table, a chair, a plate, a cup, and the table setting are all meaningful
parts of a picture that shows a table laid out for dinner). 

+ Where there are more complex relationships between components, use metadata
to describe these.

+ Use font and text elements rather than simple paths for including text.

+ Use "shortcuts" - rectangle, straight lines, circles, rather than curved
paths, where they adequately reflect the lines being described.

Charles McCN

On Wed, 31 May 2000, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:

  DRAFT - 2 Checkpoints for HTML, XML, SMIL, and CSS
  I only considered two checkpoints in an attempt to create technology 
  specific checkpoints. It is interesting that in each of these cases, the 
  technology-specifics are highlighted. I think what we will find is that we 
  will have general principles but that those are principles of design and 
  not markup language. Each markup language has a strength and not all design 
  principles will apply to each of those strengths. For example, separating 
  presentation and content means that two languages may be employed for the 
  desired effect. Therefore, if we do have technology-specific checks they 
  will be tied to other technology-specific checks. For example, XML and 
  style sheets.
  The draft is available at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2000/05/wcag-techs.html
  Note that it is very rough. This is a first pass.
  wendy a chisholm
  world wide web consortium
  web accessibility initiative
  madison, wi usa
  tel: +1 608 663 6346

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