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Re: Definition of "Relationships"

From: Marja Koivunen <marja@annotea.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 12:53:48 -0400
Message-ID: <4492E21C.9080100@annotea.org>
To: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
CC: 'Gregg Vanderheiden' <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, 'John M Slatin' <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Content is often given structure to help users process it. The structure 
is defined by chunks of content that have implicitly or explicitly 
defined relationships. For instance, a picture with an underlying 
caption can have an implicit relationship only defined by the proximity 
of the chunks in the content source or proximity in the graphical 
presentation. In a more explicit relationship a chunk of type 
"container" can include both the picture and the caption chunks. 
Finally, typed relationships can be defined explicitly between content 
chunks with identifiers.

Marja

David MacDonald wrote:

> Except I would say “form control” instead of “control.”
>
> Its easier to understand and it is an example so I think the specific 
> reference is ok.
>
> //access empowers people...//
>
> // ...barriers disable them...//
>
> www.eramp.com <http://www.eramp.com>
>
> //access empowers people...//
>
> // ...barriers disable them...//
>
> www.eramp.com <http://www.eramp.com>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> *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
>
> "Good design is accessible design."
>
> Dr. John M. Slatin, Director
> Accessibility Institute
> University of Texas at Austin
> FAC 248C
> 1 University Station G9600
> Austin, TX 78712
> ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524
> email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu
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>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     *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.
>
>     -----------------------
>
>     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...//
>
>     www.eramp.com <http://www.eramp.com>
>
Received on Friday, 16 June 2006 16:54:28 GMT

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