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RE: Is CAPTION always necessary?

From: Smith, Denise <denise.smith@idea.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 10:26:31 -0500
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On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 08:52:13AM -0400, RUST Randal wrote:


> Because I don't want to have the page title as 'Users' and then the
> table caption as 'Users.' Plus it's there in the summary. It's redundant
> whether you're looking at the table or having it read to you. In my

   It may seem redundant, but the end-user may be looking specifically for
the caption for the information about the form. Its important to remember
that the end user does not have to be passive, having the whole page read to
them. There are a number of ways they can skip around the page, or look for
specific sets of information as defined by the HTML. This is why
standardization is so key, and even though it may appear redundant to you,
in the end, its providing a very necessary function.

Cheers!

Denise Ereka Smith, Information Architect
Idea Integration
Phone: 713.353.4320
Fax: 713.626.2792
E-mail: denise.smith@idea.com
Received on Friday, 30 May 2003 11:26:50 GMT

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