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RE: Proposal deriving from checkpoint 2.1

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 04:37:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
cc: "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>, <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>, "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "'Web Content Guidelines'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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I think it would be useful to enable multiple site navigation mechanisms.
One, as Gregg points out, is hyperlinking. Another is the search mechanism
buoilt into almost all browsers, which in WCAG-compliant browsers will
provide some access to multimedia content or at least its equivalents
(normally not rendered and not searched in many current browsers, although
there is a lot of technology for doing this).

A way of doing this is to provide site decscription information in a way that
it can be read by a tool like a seach engine or a navigation front-end.
Another is to use a search engine.

I agree that the success criteria will be helpful in figuring out when this
needs any action on the part of the author - there are cases where I am not
convinced it does.

Cheers

Charles

On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:

  Good analysis Wendy.

  Couple of thoughts.

  1 -   "Provide at least one site navigation mechanism.' Is not enough.
  ALL sites provide at least one.  And that one is the links from page to
  page.    I think it would at least need to be "Provide multiple site
  navigation mechanisms".

  2 -   "Provide multiple site navigation mechanisms".    Does seem a bit
  general.   Also -- isn't one of the ideas to provide a site overview? Or
  Summary or???

  So I think we need to go to something more than just  "Provide at least
  on site navigation mechanism"  but I don’t know what .   perhaps
  something will strike when I do the 'criteria'  review.

  Gregg
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