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Re: oops was Designing websites for people with learning disabilities

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 09:52:24 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0204250949100.21751-100000@tux.w3.org>

iCab has supported link elements for a long time, and Opera for the Macintosh
supports them too.

In many cases things on the Web don't have a next page or a previous page,
let alone a first or last.

And I have heard several people who work with people with learning
disabilities say that the idea of "home" doesn't really work at a site level
- the idea of a home page for the browser sometimes does, but for a site it
is better to use a logo that always points to the site's entry page... (see?
sometimes we do get it right ;-)


On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, David Woolley wrote:

  >  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
Received on Thursday, 25 April 2002 09:54:21 UTC

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