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Re: Metadata and Checkpoint 13.2

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 12:44:07 +0200
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Message-Id: <C6399ED0-AAE7-11D7-A611-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

I suspect there is no information that is "essential" for accessibility.

There are some useful things that could be put there - common Dublin 
Core metadata is one, a link to an EARL statement (giving more detailed 
conformance information than an icon does) is another. (I link to RDF 
rather than including it in anything, as a rule).

At the WCAG meeting taking place tomorrow and the next day I hope this 
will get some discussion...



On Monday, Jun 30, 2003, at 08:26 Europe/Zurich, Matthew Smith wrote:

> Hi All
> Can anyone give me an indication of what metadata is actually 
> essential for accessibility as opposed to merely desirable?  
> (Checkpoint 13.2 - 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-use-metadata )
> As regards the actual format, should I use Dublin Core?  I've had a 
> look over RDF ( http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/ ) which looks 
> great if one is working in pure XML, which I'm not.  (I am using 
> XHTML, but served as text/html for compatibility with XML-unaware 
> browsers.)
> My current application is a community directory ( 
> http://www.community-connect.net ); all pages are generated 
> on-the-fly.  Should I on, say, the search page, produce the same 
> metadata whether I am displaying the default page, a shortlist or the 
> final record, or should I produce different metadata for each?
> Cheers
> M
> -- 
> Matthew Smith
> Kadina Business Consultancy
> South Australia
> http://www.kbc.net.au
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
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