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RE: How to describe Flowcharts, Schematics, etc

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 20:44:31 -0400 (EDT)
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9909042043500.18862-100000@tux.w3.org>
But through Lynx the site is incomprehensible. I'll try it with something
else at work tomorrow.

CHarles

On Fri, 3 Sep 1999, Al Gilman wrote:

  An interesting set of ideas are the ones Geoffrey Fox presented at the XML
  Implementers' Conference
  <http://www.npac.syr.edu/users/gcf/montrealxmlaug99/>.  He sees some of the
  same requirements for an articulable ontology arising out of
  telecollaboration as we want for accessibility.
  
  Al
  
  At 11:48 PM 8/29/99 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
  >
  >What we are trying to do is create the "science" that can provide as much
  >support as possible to the "art".
  >
  >I have taken an example from SVG - scalable vector graphics. For people who
  >are interested in seeing the effect there are several open-source renderers
  >available already - see http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG for more information.
  >
  >What I have done is to use metadata to describe the fact that two of the
  >objects in the image are connectors, and say what they connect.
  >
  >The hope is that it is possible to use a metadata reader to generate the
  >description of the image, by finding descriptions of the different things
  >which are connected, and being able to say "a typical desktop PC
  (ComputerA)  
  >is connected by a twisted-pair cable (CableA) to another object (hub)".
  >
  >The idea is that there are objects identified by names (CableA), (ComputerA),
  >(hub) with descriptive text (in the case of ComputerA and CableA) in the SVG
  >source. There is metadata - stuff that machines can read, which says that the
  >thing called CableA is a connection between ComputerA and hub, just as there
  >is metadata that an RDF-aware search engine can use to discover that there
  >are three creators of this document.
  >
  >The example is at http://www.w3.org/1999/08/29-network.svg
  >
  >Charles McCN
  >
  >On Fri, 27 Aug 1999, Bruce Bailey wrote:
  >
  >  David, et al.,
  >  
  >  Audio description is art as much as science. 
  >[and some more]
  > 
  

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