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Re: Fwd: HTML Accessibility Guidelines

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 16:52:41 -0400 (EDT)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
cc: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9906171650300.17203-100000@tux.w3.org>
Why it is important:

Browsers which do not render frames as separate panes of the same window
often render the noframes content, and expose links to each of the frames
linked from a frameset. The title, if it is present, often forms the link
text, and is more suitable than either the name or the src attribute (the
two things which are required) for providing human-comprehensible
information.

Charles McCN

On Thu, 17 Jun 1999, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

  This looks like an issue for the Education and Outreach
  group, although possibly it's one for the Guidelines group.
  
  It's much easier for people to do things if they can see
  the reasons why -- current guideline versions don't fully
  explain the "why" for each checkpoint, and so some things
  don't seem to make very much sense.
  
  (Identifying info stripped from the following forwarded
  email)
  
  >i found your e-mail off of the w3c-wai-ig mailing list and noticed that you 
  >taught a course throught the html writters guild on designing accessible web 
  >pages.  i am working on a research project about the new html accessibility 
  >guidelines and thought that you might be able to point me to a good resource 
  >or even better answer my question.  i am looking for some of the reasoning 
  >behind some of the the guidelines. specifically i am trying to understand 
  >what is the benefit of adding the title attribute to the frame tag.  this is 
  >12.1 of the guidelines.  i have not been able to find the "why this is 
  >important" for several of the points on the w3c's site.  any pointers to or 
  >information you could pass on would be greatly appreciated.
  --
  Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
  President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
  AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
  

--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://www.w3.org/People/Charles
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative    http://www.w3.org/WAI
MIT/LCS  -  545 Technology sq., Cambridge MA, 02139,  USA
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