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Re: Metadata and Checkpoint 13.2

From: Andy Heath <a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 14:02:36 +0100
Message-ID: <3F0034EC.9020209@shu.ac.uk>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I would be most interested to hear people's ideas on
what is desirable here (does it have to be *essential*
to be worthwhile.

We are just starting some work on how to use Meta-data for
accessibility with the LOM in CEN-ISSS WS-LT and all feedback as
to what should go in there is at this point very useful.
Opportunities do not come every day to start work like this
so if there's something that should be there please say so.

Do you want to be more precise about the link to an EARL
statement for a start off Charles ... what could such a link
look like ?  Could you post an example ?

Other ideas very welcome.

Andy Heath

> 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...
> cheers
> Chaals
> 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

Andy Heath
Sheffield Hallam University
Received on Monday, 30 June 2003 09:10:53 UTC

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