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Re: Metadata and Checkpoint 13.2

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 08:18:23 +0930
Message-ID: <3F00BE37.30102@kbc.net.au>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> Emmanuelle Gutierrez suggested to me offline that navigation data is 
> important (the link rel="index" kind of stuff).
> I agree - particularly for accessibility because it provides for a 
> standard interface in some of the same ways as accesskey (and is widely 
> implemented in browsers).

This could certainly help improve navigation structures - now that I've 
discovered what that weird bar is which pops up on Mozilla for some 
pages ;-)

I take David's point that meta information and tags/elements are not one 
and the same.

I'm starting to think that I need to put two things in:

1) RDF or "library" data (Dublin Core or derivative thereof)
2) Header links.  Due to the nature of the data that I am presenting, 
the site doesn't read like a book; there would be no FORWARD links 
available since going forward would generally be selecting from a list. 
However, I could use BACK to return to a list, although it would mean 
that I would have to preserve state and send the original query data on 
to the detailed records in order to do this.  INDEX could go back to the 
beginning of a programme, or even the front page of the site.

I suppose that as long as I am consistent in the way I do this, it 
shouldn't be too bad, although it would be nice to have standard 
functions for these.



Matthew Smith
Kadina Business Consultancy
South Australia
Received on Monday, 30 June 2003 18:48:28 UTC

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