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Re: oops was Designing websites for people with learning disabilities

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 22:16:52 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200204242116.g3OLGqQ05104@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> =B7        Put these buttons on every page: Exit, Home, Help, Next Page, =
> Last Page.

Exit doesn't mean anything in terms of the true web model.  Even
in the typical incoming links only corporate model, it only really 
makes sense as logout.  Perhaps it is meant to mean the Up function? 

Also, HTML has a way of doing this sort of thing in the browser, although
Lynx and recent Mozillas are the only ones that I know to support LINK
elements in this way++.  (Given the reality of browsers, you do need to
put LINK type links in the page content, although I would suggest that
a well written information site shouldn't need Help, but might benefit
from Up (this isn't the correct rel= name - I think that might be

I presume Last Page means Previous page (a rel=previous), not, what I
would read it as, the final page of the current sequence of pages.
Quite a lot of academic sites for internal use have a fairly standardised
navigation bar for this purpose.

> Content-Type: text/html;

Delete 1738 lines of invalid HTML.

++ Mozilla needs an option to be turned on, even though that option
has a value that only adds the extra control bar if one of the supported
link types is actually used.
Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2002 18:48:10 UTC

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