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Re: EOWG - tutorials - permalink images [was: One question on tutorials]

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 15:27:42 +0200
Message-ID: <5376124E.8040904@w3.org>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Eric Eggert <ee@w3.org>
CC: Sylvie Duchateau <sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr>
Sorry I can't participate on today's call.

How about using the term "permalink" to (1) disambiguate what this image 
is, and (2) teach people what a permalink is. For example:
  - "Permalink - marks the address of this section of the document"

Please not use this (important) functionality but rather help people 
understand it.


On 16.5.2014 13:50, Shawn Henry wrote:
> For EOWG discussion today:
>  From Sylvie:
>> On the tables tutorials, for example, on the "Tables concepts"
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/tables/#
>> There is on the heading Why is this important?
>> a link just besides saying: "link to this section of the page".
>> What is it for?
>  From Eric:
> This is for linking directly to the heading “Why is this important”.
> (Permalinking) It makes parts of the document linkable so we don’t
> have to send people to the concepts page and searching for the header,
> instead it should be in the viewport/screen reader focus immediately.
>  From Shawn:
> As I expressed previously, I think these images are confusing for people
> who don't know them and add visual complexity. I agree that permalinks
> are useful for some people, so it would be good to indicate them in a
> way that has less potential for confusion.
> I think it's worth discussion.

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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