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Re: 4 June 2001 UAAG 1.0 Guidelines and Techniques available

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 14:01:47 -0400
Message-ID: <3B28FC0B.B51177B@w3.org>
To: "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
CC: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
"gregory j. rosmaita" wrote:
> 
> aloha, ian!
> 
> one of the problems with the new "distributed" UAAG 1.0 is that it is
> impossible to ascertain the date of the document one is reading from
> within a sub-section, unless that sub-section happens to be cover.html
> 
> this is a really annoying aspect of the chopping up of technical
> recommendations into bite-sized morsels...  why isn't there a W3C Process
> guarding against this?  if date-stamps are important enough to embed in
> URIs, surely they should be repeated somewhere in a document which "may be
> updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time"

I can repeat the status and date information at the top of each chapter.
I would note that the more metadata we duplicate the more burdensome
it will become to read the document. However, date and status label
(e.g., Working Draft) seems reasonable.

 - Ian
 
> gregory.
> 
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> > David Poehlman wrote:
> > >
> > > what does next mean at the top of the page?
> >
> > In the new "distributed" UAAG 1.0, the first link
> > on each page is "next", which takes you to the next
> > chapter. It is followed by "contents", which takes
> > you to the main table of contents.
> >
> >  _ Ian
> 
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> Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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