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Is using frames to group links a sufficient technique for 2.4.3?

From: Becky Gibson <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 16:28:00 -0500
To: "WCAG " <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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There is a proposed technique for SC 2.4.3 (More than one way is available 
to locate content within a set of delivery units where content is not the 
result of, or a step in, a process or task.)  titled, Using frame elements 
to group blocks of repeated material AND Using the title attribute of the 
frame element. There is no content in the first technique.   I am guessing 
that the intended technique is to use a frameset and frames to group 
different content on the page.  For example,
<frameset cols="20%, *">
   <frame src="navigation.html" name="navbar" title="Navigation Bar">
   <frame src="main.html" name="maincontent" title= "Main News Content" >
</frameset>

Thus, all of the navigation links are found within navigation.html and 
grouped within the frame.  I wanted to check with the larger group that 
this was indeed a sufficient technique for 2.4.3 before investing the time 
to create the technique. Would this also be sufficient for 2.4.2 (A 
mechanism is available to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on 
multiple perceivable units.)?
Thanks for your feedback.

Becky Gibson
Web Accessibility Architect
                                                       
IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
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Westford, MA 01886
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Email: gibsonb@us.ibm.com
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