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RE: link DEFINITION

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:08:24 -0800
To: "'Christophe Strobbe'" <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "'Gregg Vanderheiden'" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Message-ID: <003f01c637da$fa895420$650fa8c0@home>

Based on this discussion around a link definition I would like to bring us
back to an unresolved issue around "programmatic reference" that has an
unclosed bug #1649. 

I like the word "link" because everyone understands it.
  
<current>

2.4.5 Each programmatic reference to another delivery unit or to another
location in the same delivery unit, is associated with text describing the
destination. 

</current>

<proposed>
2.4.5 Each link to another delivery unit or to another location in the same
delivery unit, is associated with text describing the destination. 
<proposed>

Or if for some reason there are those who are attached to programmatic
reference.

<proposed_2>
2.4.5 Each link or other programmatic reference to another delivery unit or
to another location in the same delivery unit, is associated with text
describing the destination. 
<proposed_2>

If we use "Programmatic reference" we will need a definition in the glossary
which I don't think contains this term yet. I had proposed a few. 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2006JanMar/0043.html

However, I would rather use "link" and define that in the glossary.

David MacDonald
www.eramp.com 


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Christophe Strobbe
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:40 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: link DEFINITION


Hi Gregg,

At 09:03 22/02/2006, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
<blockquote>
Our definition of LINK is more than a definition.

It also includes judgments as to what the SC means.

Can we think of a way to qualify this so we don't have to say this in the 
definition?

Maybe use  "User Links"   or  "hyperlink"  or something

Here is what we have


link

hyperlink between the current document and a single destination.

NOTE: "Link" refers to a single "arc" in the XML Linking Language (XLink) 
Version 1.0 specification.) Only links that are available to be activated 
by the user need to meet accessibility requirements. This excludes links 
that are activated automatically or programmatically.
</blockquote>

Unless I overlooked something, the term 'link' is not used in the success 
criteria (November 2005 public draft or 17 January 2006 internal draft).
SC 2.4.5 uses the term 'programmatic reference', and the thread that 
started at 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2006JanMar/0043.html tried 
to find a more readable term. 'Hyperlink' was seen as to closely associated 
with HTTP; but 'hyperlinks and other programmatic references' was also 
suggested.

Regards,

Christophe

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