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Telecon monday 8/14

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 16:20:48 -0400
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Our next telconference is
Monday, 10:00-11:30 Eastern USA Time (GMT -05:00) on the MIT bridge (+1 


1. Update on action items from last call 

     Action WL Start the basis of "What are the accessibility features of RDF"
     Action WC: Check out schematron, how can we make it more precise?
     Action LK post links to ASSETS and CUU
     Action WC ask JB who she knows in the area that might be able to host.
     Action LK post link to XML 2000 to the list.

2. Meeting

Due to other w3 activity, our tentative face to face meeting will be just 

XML 2000 http://www.gca.org/attend/2000_conferences/XML_2000/ Dec 3-8
Washington DC


3. Brainstorm on accessibility of pages with Javascript.  What's most 
important to check for?

4. Grouping of elements on web pages.  This started out with a discussion 
of the MAP element.  I turns out that, indeed, the HTML 4 folks had 
intended it to group links.  The editor will be clarifying the language in 
a future update.  However, this still leaves open the question:  what if 
there are other types of grouping?  e.g. blocks of HTML that are "new", or 
"example", or "deprecated", or "sale" etc.  The author may define a 
class... e.g. class="new", class="example" etc. and link visual and 
auditory styles to that class.  Would it also be useful to inform the user 
in a logical way?  E.g. by having a text string that the user could 
access...a text string that would not necessarily match the internal class 
name.  And would it be useful for the user to search the document for that 
class.  (As you might guess, my personal opinion is "yes").
Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Institute on Disabilities/UAP and Dept. of Electrical Engineering at Temple 
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