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Re: Access Key alternative -in the wrong place?

From: Andy Heath <a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 14:01:16 +0100
Message-ID: <40DAD09C.6020304@shu.ac.uk>
To: Lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Lisa Seeman wrote:

> Web accessibility techniques and practice are not so old. It can't be
> too late ton create a more logical, robust, architecture
> 
> Lisa

I agree.
I would argue that different kinds of Meta-data serving
different purposes needs treating differently.
For example, some needs attaching to the page, treating the
page as an object.  Some (as in the example that was
given here) needs treating differently for
different contexts and to attach it to the leaves is
not to provide the required flexibility.  There are
also worlds outside of html to consider in the model.

I'm all in favour of an intermediate stage such as using
EARL for tools output for some kinds of property.
That would enable the flexibility
for different contexts to be treated differently and
would extend to formats which were not web also.

andy






>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
>>[mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Andy Heath
>>Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:09 AM
>>To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>>Subject: Re: Access Key alternative -in the wrong place?
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>>>Now why can't we attach DC metadata title  and description  
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>>onto all 
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>>>image files in place of filling in an alt and longdesc when 
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>>ever the 
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>>>images are used. (alt can override the meta title if the 
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>>web author is 
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>>>using an image/media in a different way to how the graphic artist 
>>>anticipated the image being used)
>>>
>>>That is why we need to design accessibility solutions from an 
>>>architectural level, and not from the html content symptom solving 
>>>thing
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>>I agree.  An over-arching architectural framework is required 
>>otherwise its just ramdom wandering in a very large search 
>>space. Nodes first then leaves.
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>>andy
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>>-- 
>>andy
>>_______________________________________________
>>Andy Heath
>>a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk
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andy
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Andy Heath
a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk
Received on Thursday, 24 June 2004 09:03:24 GMT

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