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Re: (Action) Issue 387: Proposed revision to checkpoint 8.4

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 10:02:38 -0600
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20010108100213.03105e38@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I agree with Ian to leave language specific information in the techniques 
for now.

Jon


At 02:17 PM 1/6/2001 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> >
> > This seems to be on the right track. Maybe we should provide the HTML 
> labels
> > as minimal conformance requirements?
>
>I'd rather not. We've tried this, then backtracked an undid
>it for other checkpoints (7.6). I'd like to leave all language-specific
>info in the techniques.
>
>  - Ian
>
> > On Sat, 6 Jan 2001, Ian Jacobs wrote:
> >
> >   Hello,
> >
> >   At the 28 November teleconference [1], I received
> >   an action item to propose a new checkpoint 8.4 as part of
> >   resolving issue 387 [2]. In the 29 December 2000 draft [3],
> >   checkpoint 8.4 is:
> >
> >   <OLD>
> >   8.4 Make available to the user an "outline" view of content, composed
> >   of labels for important structural elements (e.g., heading text, table
> >   titles, form titles, etc.). For discussion about what constitutes the
> >   set of important structural elements, please refer to checkpoint
> >   7.6. [Priority 2]
> >
> >      Note: This checkpoint is meant to allow the user to simplify the
> >      view of content by hiding some content selectively. For example,
> >      for each frame in a frameset, provide a table of contents composed
> >      of headings (e.g., the H1 - H6 elements in HTML) where each entry
> >      in the table of contents links to the heading in the document. This
> >      checkpoint does not require that the outline view be navigable, but
> >      this is recommended; refer to checkpoint 7.6. For those elements
> >      that do not have associated text titles or labels, the user agent
> >      should generate a brief text label (e.g., from content, the element
> >      type, etc.).
> >   </OLD>
> >
> >   The reviewer's question was:
> >
> >         "Does the current HTML/XML/? spec and language provide
> >         mechanisms authors can use (and UAs can refer to) to provide
> >         the information called for in this checkpoint or are they on
> >         their own to figure how they provide (author) and where to go
> >         to get this info (UA)?
> >
> >   I suggest the following:
> >
> >   1) We define "label" to mean a short description of some other content.
> >
> >   2) We state that format specifications specify which elements or
> >   attributes
> >      are labels. For instance, in HTML:
> >       a) CAPTION is a label for TABLE
> >       b) "title" is a label for many elements.
> >       c) H1-H6 are labels for content that follows
> >       d) LABEL is a label for form control
> >       e) LEGEND is a label for a set of form controls
> >       f) TH is a label for a row/column of cells
> >       g) TITLE is a label for the document.
> >
> >   3) We state that the outline be allowed to include non-text labels.
> >      (Whether the rendered outline ultimately consists of text or non-text
> >       may depend on user preferences.)
> >
> >   4) We do not require the user agent to generate labels (i.e.,
> >      if some content doesn't have a label per a format specification,
> >      then that content needn't have an entry in the outline view.
> >
> >   Here is the proposed checkpoint. This version also takes into
> >   account resolutions related to issue 352 [4] (about improving
> >   the cross-reference to checkpoint 7.6).
> >
> >   <NEW>
> >   8.4 Make available to the user an "outline" view of content, composed
> >   of labels for important structural elements (e.g., heading text, table
> >   titles, form titles, etc.).
> >
> >      Note: This checkpoint is meant to provide the user with a
> >      simplified view of content (e.g, a table of contents). What
> >      constitutes a label is defined by a markup language specification.
> >      For example, in HTML, a heading (H1-H6) is a label for the section
> >      that follows it, a CAPTION is a label for a table, the "title"
> >      attribute is a label for its element, etc.
> >      A label is not required to be text only.
> >      For important elements that do not have associated labels,
> >      user agents may generate labels for the outline view.
> >      For information about what constitutes the set of
> >      important structural elements, please refer to the Note following
> >      checkpoint 7.6. By making the
> >      outline view navigable, it is possible to satisfy this checkpoint
> >      and checkpoint 7.6 together: Allow users to navigate among the
> >      important elements of the outline view, and to navigate from a
> >      position in the outline view to the corresponding position in a
> >      full view of content.
> >   </NEW>
> >
> >   Also, add to the techniques the list of HTML labels cited above.
> >
> >    - Ian
> >
> >   [1]
> >   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000OctDec/0354.html
> >   [2] http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#387
> >   [3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20001229
> >   [4] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/11/minutes-20001116#issue-352
> >
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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