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Re: hyperlinks in test site

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 17:58:23 -0400
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To: love26@gorge.net (William Loughborough), w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
At 02:31 PM 10/24/00 -0700, William Loughborough wrote:
>At 02:33 PM 10/24/00 -0400, Judy Brewer wrote:
>>the two tables links go to different places
>The question that was raised on the call that I was trying to illustrate 
>was whether we should link to WCAG or curriculum. I was merely providing a 
>means of evaluating which (if any) of these targets was more appropriate 
>for our purposes. I haven't gone through to see how many links would be 
>called for and won't undertake doing any until we decide if we even want to 
>do this. I certainly won't make multiple links from the same word if it 
>appears often.

OK, I didn't understand that initially from your example. I do now.

>The reason for putting the link to yet another link instead of directly to 
>the target is that there will be download time annoyance - this to be 
>weighed against the 2 vs.1 click situation. I am on a slow connection but 
>once I've cached the target document, it is much more convenient to only 
>have to make one click - also "back" returns you to where you were reading 
>instead of the "basement."

I agree that there are a bunch of pros and cons on this. I find it annoying
at first to realize that I'm jumping to another/slow document, but might
also find it annoying to find myself in a library of reference links at the
back of the document instead of somewhere interesting. 

Can some other EOWG members give opinions here?

>As I experimented with the two targets I came to feel strongly that the 
>proper one for this document is the curriculum. Its language is similar to 
>the referring source and the guidelines are just sort of "cold". The people 
>reading these scenarios are IMO likelier to be comfortable with the text on 
>the slides than in the guidelines.

I agree on this; the examples were interesting to link to, and the
checkpoints were rather dull-looking.

- Judy

Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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