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Re: Editorial nits in UAAG10

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 17:53:06 -0500
Message-ID: <3ABA8252.AB53010F@w3.org>
To: "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
CC: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@ACM.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
"gregory j. rosmaita" wrote:
> -- resend of emessage composed on 12 march 2001 --
> aloha, ian!
> Ian Jacobs wrote, in response to harvey's request:
> quote
> >> 7. I'd like "return to Table of Contents" internal links within
> >> the document, at the end of each section.
> >
> > We used to have those, then got rid of them. I was told
> > (perhaps by Gregory and/or Charles and/or Daniel?) that
> > they weren't that useful in practice. They were used in WCAG 1.0
> > and I've never heard any positive feedback about them.
> i nagged you to insert them into UAAG, but at the _end_ of each section,
> not at the beginning as they were (once) implemented...  the reason they
> weren't practical was that, being placed at the beginning, they were one of
> the first things that one saw/heard/felt when one jumped directly to a
> Guideline, rather than providing the reader with the opportunity to do
> something (back one guideline, forward to next guideline, return to Table
> of contents) when he or she had finished perusing the document...  that
> was the only basis of my complaint--that the enhanced navigational
> features had been improperly implemented, _NOT_ that they weren't useful,
> as i find such supplemental/recurring navigational functionality a great
> aid in efficaciously traversing a large hypertext document--and UAAG
> definitely qualifies as a "large hypertext document"

Ok, I'll add them to the next draft to give people a chance to 
play with them. However:

a) If you are at the end of Guideline N and wish to read Guideline N+1,
   I don't see the need for a next guideline link; you simply go
   to the next line of text.

b) It would seem like what would be useful is "back to the beginning
   of this same guideline". Maybe "previous guideline" is useful. Back
   to the TOC is fine too.

 - Ian

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