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RE: Definition of "Relationships"

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 10:41:13 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
What objectively determines/measures a "distinct chunk of content" for this 
definition (as opposed to alternatives?  Perhaps expand/further define what 
is a "distinct chunk of content"?  There are some examples given, but 
perhaps more definition is needed?

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

At 10:32 AM 6/16/2006 -0400, you wrote:

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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"
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>Agree.
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>Also talk about form controls
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>Hmmmm
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>So maybe something like:
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>Definition of *Relationships*:
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>"semantic associations between distinct chunks of content"
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>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.
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>Other comments?
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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"
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>Thanks, David!
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>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.
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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&
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>This is the proposal:
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>Definition of *Relationships*:
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>"Semantic associations between distinct chunks of content."
>       Example 1: A heading is in relationship to the paragraph which 
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>       Example 2:  A section title is in relationship to the subsections 
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>Discussion:
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>"Semantic" is another way to say "meaningful" (as per the Wikipaedia 
>definition of Semantic) 
><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic
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>So the definition could also be:
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>"Meaningful associations between distinct chunks of content."  But I think 
>semantic works better.
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>"chunks" could be replaced by "portions" or "sections" but I think 
>"chunks" is very understandable.
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>David MacDonald
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