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Re: Frames and Accessibility

From: Isofarro <w3evangelism@faqportal.uklinux.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 16:55:31 +0200
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To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Voelcker" <asp@tvw.net>
> OK, for the library we have a frame on the left with a tree menu in it and
> then the content is displayed in the right hand page (a bit like windows
> explorer).  The tree menu builds in sizer as the user navigates down the
> branches.

I think the key question is: How important is it for the users to see the
whole tree on every page?

If its not important at all, then changing the navigation to a breadcrumbs
trail approach ala Yahoo will be very feasible, small and thus efficient on
page size.

If its important to have somewhere you can see all the nodes to a tree, but
not compulsory to see it on every page, then a site-map type approach will
suffice - a page of pure navigation.

There are variants of this, and one in particular involves having only a
relevant part of the tree in view. So on page x, reduce the view of the tree
from x's parent and all descendant nodes.

Received on Friday, 17 January 2003 12:07:07 UTC

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