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[#1071] Navigational supports with LINK

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 15:36:24 -0400
Message-ID: <A0666B3C59F1634290FDC88674D87C329F71F7@1WFEMAIL.ottawa.watchfire.com>
To: "WAI GL \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

The following is a proposal for HTML techniques. I will implement the proposal in a draft unless there is objection from the group. There will still be room for debate of the proposal in the context of the next draft.

The LINK element [1] provides ways to identify a document's position in a collection, and to identify the location of important other documents, like the start, contents, next, previous, etc. (see link types [2]). These links are not rendered in the body of the document but are supported by the browser interface.

I propose we create a technique in the Navigational Supports section recommending the use of this contextual information. This would relate to Guideline 2.4 [3].

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#edef-LINK
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-links
[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#navigation-mechanisms

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