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Re: Block level elements

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 20:15:44 -0500
Message-ID: <36E86AC0.1B251447@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
CC: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, WAI UA group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> 
> JRG response to CMN:
> 6.2.3 (9 March 1999 WD) already states a feature for navigating the
> document tree, so it is already there.
> 
> We need 6.2.2 since many users do not know what a document tree is and it
> provides a simple function for reading the entire content of the document.
> While it may be considered inefficient, it is also an easy on ramp to the
> WWW for new or less skilled users.
> 
> No one checkpoint will solve all of a users needs.  We need both types of
> checkpoints.

I agree with Charles here: the goal is to navigate semantic
chunks. One technique is to allow people to navigate the document
tree. There might be others. I like Charles' idea and support
making 6.2.3 a Technique for it.

 - Ian

> At 03:18 PM 3/11/99 -0500, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> >I would prefer to rewrite 6.2.2, currently allow the user to view a
> >document outline so that is allowed navigation of the semantic document
> >tree structure - ie headers, paragraphs, lists, etc.
> >
> >I have assumed that this is primarily a concern for HTML and that
> >well-written XML schemata will not have the same split between the
> >semantic and the syntactic structures. Which could well be wrong.

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