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Re: Should PDF documents have headers and footers on every page?

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:59:47 -0400
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To: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>
CC: Gregg Vanderheiden <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, Allen Hoffman <allen.hoffman@hq.dhs.gov>, GLWAI Guidelines WG org <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
 Gregg's comment:
>> I THINK there area ways to ask for page numbers  - without having them
read to you in the sentence when crossing page boundaries.

David response:
To me the most straight forward way to find a page in Adobe Reader is the
"Go to page..." command Control+Shift+N

The problems start when the document footer page numbers don't start on the
first page, but Page 1 starts on, say, page 5 after some Roman Numerals,
then the author or remediation pro needs to invoke WCAG  PDF17 technique.
Which puts the pages in sync easily within less than one minute of
remediation. http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/PDF17.html

This way, page numbers can be artifacts, they don't interrupt the user and
it's easy to get the page number.

I don't really have a strong investment on how we proceed, but regardless,
we have to Fix PDF17 which contradicts itself.

Cheers,

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On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 2:40 PM, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com
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> *From:* Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:gregg@raisingthefloor.org]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 10, 2015 2:38 PM
> *To:* Jonathan Avila
> *Cc:* Allen Hoffman; David MacDonald; GLWAI Guidelines WG org
> *Subject:* Re: Should PDF documents have headers and footers on every
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> On Jun 10, 2015, at 1:35 PM, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
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> So this issue is very much a user preference and thus flexibility should
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Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 20:00:19 UTC

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