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Re: Breadcrumbs

From: david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 11:57:50 -0400
Message-ID: <001b01c47a3b$cc1edb90$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Matt May" <mcmay@w3.org>, <mimasa@w3.org>, "Richard Schwerdtfeger" <schwer@us.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org>

guess I'm just trying to turn the clock back.  all the screen readers I know
have to wade through a lot of junk on a lot of web sites, even those with
skip nave links in order to find out if the content has changed when they
moved to a new page, where that change is, what they need to do next etc.
With all the accessibility around, the web still seems largely to be written
for those who use it at a glance.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
To: "david poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Cc: "Matt May" <mcmay@w3.org>; <mimasa@w3.org>; "Richard Schwerdtfeger"
<schwer@us.ibm.com>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: Breadcrumbs

Sorry David, I don't quite understand your latest 2 comments.

>it's just clutter to me.

>sheesh, Why not just show us only the content of the page we are on and
>wouldn't need to know where we've been or where we need to go next.

Who are you referring to as "us" and "we"?  Are you suggesting that screen
reader users only want the content of the page and do not want the
navigation or bread crumb links and that would unclutter the page?  I
could understand that that is your individual opinion. However, I do share
the opinion that all users would want to separate the content from the
navigation and bread crumb links, but I do not share the opinion that the
best way to unclutter the page is to delete the navigation and bread

Phill Jenkins
Received on Wednesday, 4 August 2004 11:58:00 UTC

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