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Re: Title on Horizontal Rules

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 13:20:50 -0400 (EDT)
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <po@trace.wisc.edu>
cc: WAI HC Working Group <w3c-wai-hc@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.971023132028.15497A-100000@clark.net>
in lynx, it is represented by "---------..."


On Thu, 23 Oct 1997, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:

> 
> How is this for late in the game.
> 
> 
> Recommendation.
> 
> That    TITLE be added to horizontal rule.
> 
> RATIONALE:
>  Horizontal rules are used but their purpose is not always evident even to 
> sighted users.  For people who cannot see the page layout, it can be even 
> more obscure.  But the author put it there to signify something.
> A TITLE  on the  HR would allow its function to be made known if it was not 
> obvious.  For example,
> "New Chapter", "Next Issue",  "Next Guideline",   "Next  Topic"
> 
> For people who can see,  pointing to the HR with a mouse could cause a 
> tool-tip to pop up to show the meaning.
> 
> For people using text browsers the TITLE could appear on a line by itself 
> or with some words along with it.     Eg   "Line indicating start of NEXT 
> GUIDELINE"
> 
> This could also be used to indicate the presence of a toolbar .  (can you 
> have a horizontal rule with zero width).  People who are using screen 
> readers find it much easier to interpret a group of side by side words or 
> images that make up a toolbar if they know that is what to expect.
> 
> 
> Thoughts
> 
> Gregg
> 
> 
> 

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