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Bug 1649 Definition of "Programmatic Reference"

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 20:16:11 -0500
Message-Id: <200601060116.k061GC4C031321@mail4.magma.ca>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I've had a couple of questions asked of me about the meaning of
"Programmatic Reference". I said "usually it is a link". And they said "oh,
why didn't you say so. I explained that we use the word link in the HTML
techniques but not in the technology agnostic GL. 


At any rate, I think we need to define "Programmatic Reference" in the
glossary. I did a search on it found this bug. 1649

The term " Programmatic Reference " is used by not defined. I think it is
being used here to mean something functional (e.g. a link or control) that
causes a contextual transition, but I'm not sure. "2.4 L2 SC4: The
destination of each programmatic reference to another delivery unit is
identified through words or phrases that either occur in text or can be
programmatically determined."]


A Google search  makes it appear that we are the first ones to use the term
"Programmatic Reference" in this manner. So here's a first stab at a


programmatic reference



    A cross-reference method to enable the retrieval of a specified delivery
unit or movement to another part of the same delivery unit. A link or
control that causes a contextual transition.



.uk/definitions.htm> www.constructor.co.uk/definitions.htm  (adapted it from
hyperlink definitions from a few sources)




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