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Re: Breadcrumbs

From: david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 17:53:15 -0400
Message-ID: <004c01c47a6d$725f2b00$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" <ejp10@psu.edu>
Cc: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

we are not at an impass ecause it is the user agent that needs to do the
work.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" <ejp10@psu.edu>
To: "david poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: Breadcrumbs


So you want to visbly hide the breadcrumbs or skip them on a screen
reader? The former would require more programming than I know how to
do at the moment.

So... I think we are at an impasse.

Elizabeth


>No, I want a way to only reveal the changed content on a page and hide
>everything else except for a controll or two that I may need to use.
>
>For instance, When I follow a link to a form, I want the form, not a
>cluttered page with a form somewhere deep inside it.
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" <ejp10@psu.edu>
>To: "david poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 3:35 PM
>Subject: Re: Breadcrumbs
>
>
>Do you mean you want a way to skip breadcrumbs?
>
>Elizabeth
>
>>Let me be more clear on this.  I would like a way to be allowed to reduce
>>the clutter.
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" <ejp10@psu.edu>
>>To: "david poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
>>Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 2:15 PM
>>Subject: Re: Breadcrumbs
>>
>>
>>David Poehlman wrote:
>>What would be helpful is a way to reduce the clutter on the user agent
end.
>>
>>David
>>
>>I'm afraid, I do not find this helpful advice, as clutter is somewhat
>>of a judgement call.  As one of the SURL reports indicated,
>>breadcrumbs were used by some people on the Office Max site.
>>Therefore, one person's clutter maybe someone else's signpost for
>>very structured Web sites.
>>
>>Remember that the alternative to breadcrumbs has traditionally been
>>the lefthand navigation menu which can also be quite "cluttered".
>>
>>I appreciate conciseness, but too much conciseness can lead to
>>accessibility issues also.
>>
>>Sincerely
>>
>>Elizabeth
>>
>>>What would be helpful is a way to reduce the clutter on the user agent
>end.
>>>
>>
>>--
>>=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
>>Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
>>Instructional Designer
>>Education Technology Services, TLT/ITS
>>Penn State University
>>ejp10@psu.edu, (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)
>>
>>210 Rider Building II
>>227 W. Beaver Avenue
>>State College, PA   16801-4819
>>http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/psu
>>http://tlt.psu.edu
>
>
>--
>=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
>Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
>Instructional Designer
>Education Technology Services, TLT/ITS
>Penn State University
>ejp10@psu.edu, (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)
>
>210 Rider Building II
>227 W. Beaver Avenue
>State College, PA   16801-4819
>http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/psu
>http://tlt.psu.edu


-- 
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
Education Technology Services, TLT/ITS
Penn State University
ejp10@psu.edu, (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)

210 Rider Building II
227 W. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA   16801-4819
http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/psu
http://tlt.psu.edu
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