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First draft of lists of "important elements" (checkpoint 7.6)

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 21:14:31 -0400
Message-ID: <39822FF7.813E7BED@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

As part of determining the minimal requirement [1]
for checkpoint 7.6 (navigation to important elements),
I sent a proposal [2] to include a list of the important
elements for known languages (e.g., HTML, SMIL) 
in the Guidelines (though it may be more appropriate to
have markup language specific information in the Techniques
document). Here is a first draft at lists for HTML, SMIL, and SVG.

For HTML (drawing from the HTML 4.01 table of elements [3]):

  a) Active elements: A, INPUT, BUTTON, OPTION, TEXTAREA
  c) Headers: H1-H6
  d) Frames: FRAME, NOFRAMES
  e) Container elements: FIELDSET, OPTGROUP

 Question: Should media objects be included (OBJECT, IMG)?
           What about lists? DIV?

For SMIL  (drawing from the SMIL 1.0 DTD [4])

  a) Active elements: a, anchor
  b) Container elements: par, seq, switch

 Question: Should media objects be included?

For SVG (drawing from the 29 June SVG Draft DTD [5]):
  a) Active elements: a
  b) Grouping element: g

 Question: Should shapes be included (e.g., rect, circle, etc.)?

For MathML [6]?

Comments welcome (and I expect there will be some),

 - Ian

P.S. This proposal is pertinent to checkpoints
     7.6, 7.7, and 8.4 in the 7 July 2000 draft [7].

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/05/ua-minreqs
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000JulSep/0060.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/index/elements.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-smil-19980615/#dtd
[5] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-SVG-20000629/svgdtd.html
[6] http://www.w3.org/1999/07/REC-MathML-19990707
[7] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20000707/
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