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Re: Link Text and Metadata

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 07:17:58 -0400
Message-ID: <005d01c4b1df$779b0d10$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Matthew Smith" <matt@kbc.net.au>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

more is better.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew Smith" <matt@kbc.net.au>
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:21 PM
Subject: Link Text and Metadata



Hi All

I have various programmes that generate (X)HTML content from a database.  I 
use
certain fields from the database to create a menu for the collection of 
pages.
Everytime I embark on a new project, I revise these programmes in light of
experience, new techinques developed, etc.  I am in the throes of doing this 
at
present and present the following for your consideration:

At present, a link body is populated from a field specifically for that 
purpose
- something as short and simple as possible.  In the title property of the 
link,
I put in the title (as would appear in <h1></h1>) of the target page.

As I also have a set of (Dublin Core) metadata fields in my table, would it 
be
more appropriate to use a more extended description of the target page (from 
my
DC.Description field) in place of the target page title?

To give an example:
Link text = "Contact";
Target page title = "Contact Us";
DC.Description = "Contact information for the xyz corporation";

My thinking is that using the extended description will allow the link to 
make
sense, even if taken totally out of context.  Would this, however, create
confusing clutter?

Cheers

M

-- 
Matthew Smith
Kadina Business Consultancy
South Australia

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