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Re: A proposal for changing the guidelines

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 13:46:00 -0500
Message-ID: <38CD3768.694E7680@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, gv@trace.wisc.edu, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> 
> WAI PF has looked at Xlink.

URI?
 
> extended XLinks will (at some point in the not-too-distant unless you are
> waiting for it future) provide a very good mechanism. Also a good way of
> including multimedia along with various types of alternatives.

Ok.

 - Ian

 
> Chaals
> 
> On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:
> 
>   Jon Gunderson wrote:
>   >
>   > I think one issue that is critical for the web content group to address in
>   > the next version and has dependencies with other WAI working groups is
>   > developing standard markup techniques that can be used to generate
>   > navigational cues to the content of  a web page.  There are alot of
>   > internal links in the current web content techniques document to the
>   > navigation section of the document[1], but there are no concrete examples
>   > (at least that I saw in that section) of how to include navigation
>   > information in an HTML document.  I think there needs to be some consensus
>   > of the technique (or techniques) to mark navigation bars and other logical
>   > units commonly found on www pages.  I think some of the templates published
>   > by charles [2] for the authoring tools working group is attempting to do
>   > this, but I there needs to be guidiance in the web content documents so
>   > that authors are all using the same markup techniques.
> 
>   Has the WAI PF done a review of XLink and the possibilities it
>   offers for identifying navigation mechanisms? The 21 Feb draft [1]
>   is in last call until 20 March 2000. In particular, section 3.5 on
>   semantic attributes [2]. I am woefully uninformed on what features
>   of XLink might help UAs identify navigation bars, etc.
> 
>    - Ian.
> 
>   [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-xlink-20000221
>   [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink/#link-semantics
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