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RE: [techs] 2.4 The link element and navigation tools

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 07:43:40 -0500 (EST)
To: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Cc: WAI WCAG List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0312110742500.30265@homer.w3.org>

Where there is a book-like structure - i.e. there is a clearly identified
next page or previous page, where there is a glossary or table of contents, I
would suggest that the page fails checkpoint 13.2 if it doesn't have link
elements of the appropriate type, no?



On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Michael Cooper wrote:

>In general I would say book-like structures are the most useful use of this.
>But in principle I would say it could be useful for all pages (except the
>homepage) to have a link rel="Start" pointing to the homepage. And in non
>book-like structures like newspaper articles split among a few URIs, "Next"
>and "Prev" could be useful. I don't know as I'd go so far as to _require_ it
>but I think it's a good suggestion. Michael
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chris Ridpath [mailto:chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca]
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 7:23 PM
>> To: WAI WCAG List
>> Subject: [techs] 2.4 The link element and navigation tools
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS/#link_structure
>> When should you use the link element (in the head section) to describe
>> document navigation?
>> Is this only necessary when the document already contains a
>> formal structure
>> like previous/next chapters in a book?
>> Chris

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