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Re: Page length and number of links

From: Userite <richard@userite.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:52:27 +0100
Message-ID: <FD2F55E6112B49BEA873099D767A4E5F@DaddyPC>
To: "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, "'wai-ig list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>From a purely accessibility standpoint a page needs to be as long (or short) 
as it needs to be to deliver the desired message.

An example of a long page is the WCG guidelines themselves 
(http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/ ).  Note the table content,  good semantic 
structure and use of anchors which all make the page content easier to read 
than having to jump back and forth between multiple pages.


-----Original Message----- 
From: David Woolley
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 4:47 PM
To: 'wai-ig list'
Subject: Re: Page length and number of links

Elizabeth J. Pyatt wrote:
> I also find that a long article can work better on a phone or a low 
> bandwidth scenario (because the file downloads once). This is particularly 
> true for more in-depth articles.

Even with reasonable vision and an adequate connection, I often prefer a
single "page", if the content needs deep study or reading from end to
end, even if only skim reading (in particular, I prefer FAQs where all
the questions and answers are one page), rather than one where one has
to expand each in turn.

Recently I've been reading a lot of computer component reviews, and it
is obvious there that the material has been split into short pages so
that they can serve multiple tranches of advertising, rather than
because that is the easy way to read the information.

David Woolley
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