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RE: Definition of "Relationships"

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 07:58:35 -0500
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To: "David MacDonald" <befree@magma.ca>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Thanks, David!
 
It might be good to add a non-text example, e.g., "Associations between
positions shown in an organizational chart" or "Associations beteween
decision-points in a flow-chart" or something like that.
 
John
 
 

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Subject: Definition of "Relationships"



I had an action item with Katie to come up with a definition of
Relationship...

 

This is the proposal:

 

Definition of *Relationships*:

 

"Semantic associations between distinct chunks of content."

      Example 1: A heading is in relationship to the paragraph which
follows it.
      Example 2:  A section title is in relationship to the subsections
that are within it.

 

 

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Discussion:

 

"Semantic" is another way to say "meaningful" (as per the Wikipaedia
definition of Semantic) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic 

 

So the definition could also be:

 

"Meaningful associations between distinct chunks of content."  But I
think semantic works better.

 

"chunks" could be replaced by "portions" or "sections" but I think
"chunks" is very understandable.

 

David MacDonald

 

access empowers people...

        ...barriers disable them...

 

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