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RE: Definition of "Relationships"

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 10:32:53 -0400
To: "'Gregg Vanderheiden'" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "'John M Slatin'" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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I like it.

 

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From: Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:gv@trace.wisc.edu] 
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:27 AM
To: 'John M Slatin'; 'David MacDonald'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Definition of "Relationships"

 

Agree.

Also talk about form controls

 

 

Hmmmm

 

So maybe something like:

 

 

Definition of *Relationships*:

 

"semantic associations between distinct chunks of content"

 

Examples of chunks that have relationships include: a heading and the
paragraph which follows it; a section title and the subsections that are
within it; a control and its label; the boxes in an organization or flow
chart; and table cells and their headers. 

      

 

Other comments? 


Gregg

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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of John M Slatin
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 7:59 AM
To: David MacDonald; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Definition of "Relationships"

 

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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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of David MacDonald
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 6:14 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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

 

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