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

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 11:54:40 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20000809115302.0123cf00@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
For HTML I think OBJECT and probably IMG should also be part of the list of 
important elements, since they may carry important information.
Jon


At 09:14 PM 7/28/2000 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Hello,
>
>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
>   f) TABLE, FORM, P, ADDRESS
>
>  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/
>--
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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