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Techniques duplicated / identical G126 and G185

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 11:25:06 -0800 (PST)
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
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G126: Providing a list of links to all other Web pages 
G185: Linking to all of the pages on the site from the home page

By reading the example for G185, it appears both the techniques are talking of the same thing. Also both apply to small collections of ppages. It is so difficult to distinguish between these two techniques that even the writer got confused and ended up giving identical examples.

I suggest doing away with G185.       

Similarly, a table of contents (G64) links to  related Web pages (G125). I agree that a the term "table of content" is appropriate for a document like a user guide or the WCAG doc itself. I do not see the need for listing a TOC as a technique but it could be an example for G125.
As a matter of fact a TOC is cited as an example for G126- Providing a list of links to all other Web pages. 
Some sites have a top nav and on selecting one of the items, a left nav bar lists related links. A footer-nav contains another set of links. Why is this not listed as a separate technique then? I suggest this too be done if TOC is made a separate technique.
Example:  www.merck.com/licensing

Actually all the techniques for 2.4.5(except G161- search) should be  combined into  a single technique.
Sailesh Panchang

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