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Re: Techniques duplicated / identical G126 and G185

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:52:04 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0911201552kf24a879m825a2b7bcb632ccf@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Sailesh Panchang
> www.deque.com
> Similarly,
Response from the Working Group
Regarding combining them all into one technique:    They would not be
"individual ways of meeting the SC"  if we did that, but rather a
'compilation of techniques' for meeting the SC.    However we do
realize that for some SC, the techniques could all be summarized in
one document.  But we are trying to keep the structure the same for
all the SC.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
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