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issue 1214. 2.4: 1194.22-like SC should be level 1 [21]

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 15:38:02 -0500
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In your comments below - I'm not sure I follow how 

"When content is arranged in a sequence that affects its meaning, that
sequence can be determined programmatically. "

relates to skipping blocks of repetitive text. 

 

Can you explain?

 

Thanks

Gregg

 

 

 

 

>1214. 2.4: 1194.22-like SC should be level 1 [21]

> 

>Loretta Guarino Reid feels that the skip-link requirement should be at 

>level

>1 to harmonize with section 508.

> 

>YPH: I propose to take a vote and decide what level this SC should be at.

>Perhaps, we first need to find out how people feel about following the 

>508 levels in WCAG.

>  

> 

WAC: Currently, our "skip link" requirement is the level 2 criterion,
"Blocks of repeated material, such as navigation menus and document headers,
are marked up so that they can be bypassed by people who use assistive
technology or who navigate via keyboard or keyboard interface."

If we agree to move the other item to level 1 -  "When content is arranged
in a sequence that affects its meaning, that sequence can be determined
programmatically. " then the only piece missing is the markup that groups
the repeated material.  However, that *could* be covered by the existing
level 1 criterion, "Structures and relationships within the content can be
programmatically determined."  Then, the current level 2 criterion for
bypassing repeated material could become a technique.  

Or...is that stretching it too much?

 

 

 


Gregg

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