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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:

Problem:

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.

Solution:

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
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