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RE: Last Call review period: W3C User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (Dec. 1)

From: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 14:10:49 -0500
To: <bob.maslyn@gsa.gov>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Cc: <thomas.freebairn@gsa.gov>, <susan.turnbull@gsa.gov>, <karl.hebenstreit@gsa.gov>
Message-ID: <OCEDIDJABCKNMLGMBFLGEECPCFAA.danson@miseri.edu>
This looks like an authoring issue more than an UA issue.  If the author
didn't put meta-tags in a page, how could the agent create them?

Denis Anson, MS, OTR
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Subject: Last Call review period: W3C User Agent Accessibility Guidelines
(Dec. 1)

I propose a short but important addition (specifically citing the use of
metatags, which would help not only the cognitively disabled but everyone),
as follows:
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Guideline 7. Provide navigation mechanisms


         Provide navigation mechanisms that meet the needs of different
users:
serial navigation for context, direct navigation for speed, search
functions,
structured navigation, etc.  [ADD NEW SENTENCE: This should include the
routine use of metatags in coding web pages, especially the meta
description and keywords, to increase the "find-ability" of web pages
by directory and search engines, and hence by the cognitively disabled
user and all users.]


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I'd be happy to discuss further, as requested.

-- Bob Maslyn
Manager, Web.Gov
bob.maslyn@gsa.gov
+1-202-219-0986
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