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Re: 4.13.1 Bread crumb navigation - use of right angle brackets

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 20:13:53 +0100
To: "Jens O. Meiert" <jens@meiert.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, W3C Public HTML <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140303201353017241.7112ced6@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Jens O. Meiert, Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:49:46 +0200:
>>> http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey5/

>> 
>> Which of the Breadcrumb examples on this page (link opens a new
>> windows/tab) do you prefer?
>> Response# of Respondents% of Respondents
>> #1 - Unordered List 156 11.9%
>> #2 - Ordered List 364 27.8%
>> #3 - Nested List 96 7.3%
>> #4 - Text 268 20.4%
>> I Don't Know 427 32.6%
> 
> I question the value of these results because they’re purely
> preference-based and non-qualitative. Unless I miss something then
> there’s no reason provided as to why—there’s no indication that an AT
> user ran into issues with one or more of these options, or that
> someone had an objection that is new to our discussion here.

Unless you consider to recommend to *never* embed any links inside 
lists, I don’t see why, for the bread crumbs use case alone, the survey 
should try to discover whether use of lists causes users to "run into 
issues" any more than not embedding in lists would do.

> I repeat the position that I expressed earlier [1] and recommend to
> keep it simple with a “text” solution, but am otherwise slowly moving
> away from this debate. :)

> [1] http://meiert.com/en/blog/20131003/breadcrumbs-in-html/

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leif halvard silli
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