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a small usability enhancement to the guidelines document

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 20:07:10 +0000
Message-ID: <47BB36EE.70508@splintered.co.uk>
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

I know the official comment period is over, but I hope this small 
suggestion could be taken into consideration nonetheless:


when discussing the guidelines in email or a forum, i refer to the 
guidelines document (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/) by initially just 
scrolling and reading, or doing an in-page search. once i found what i 
was looking for, i'd want to link to that particular guideline or SC. 
but, to do that (to find the fragment identifier for that particular 
part of the document) i either have to construct it by having a peek at 
the markup, or by going all the way back to the TOC, finding the link to 
the section, and copying that url instead.


similar in effect to "permalink" style links on blog comments, it may be 
useful to have an unobtrusive but clear "link to this guideline/SC/etc" 
link (either preceding the name of the principle/guideline/sc, or 
following it as part of the "Understanding / How to meet / etc" links.
this way, once i found the relevant part of the guidelines, i can simply 
grab the url from the adjacent link, without losing my place in the 
document by having to scroll back to the TOC.

Patrick H. Lauke
re·dux (adj.): brought back; returned. used postpositively
[latin : re-, re- + dux, leader; see duke.]
www.splintered.co.uk | www.photographia.co.uk
Co-lead, Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force
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