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RE: Calendar markup - review please?

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 09:27:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: Marjolein Katsma <hgnje001@sneakemail.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0410280924200.6538@smart.net>

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004, Marjolein Katsma wrote:

> All,
> Please read the subject of my post. I'm asking about a *calendar*. I'm
> asking for a *review*.

in Linux using Minicom for web connection and reading the site in LYNX
(text browser)  the little calendar at the top is not usable (is it
intended to be useable??) but the rest of the site including the dates
which are listed vertically on the left side with links that work is quite
usable, and in fact very easy (for me) to navigate.

thanks it is IMO a well designed and easy to navigate site, would that
others were so well done.


> At 14:43 2004-10-28, John M Slatin wrote:
> >There are examples of markup for simple and complex data tables at
> >http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/resource/how_to/. Each
> >"how-to" page includes a working example, a link to the source code, an
> >audio recording of JAWS reading the example,
> In which mode? (It doesn't say.)
> And I see no entry about "calendar" - only yet another "complicated data
> table" (which actually isn't all that complicated at all - and certainly
> simpler than my calendar implementation).
> >  and a text transcript of
> >what JAWS says. There's also a link to the relevant WCAG 1.0 and Section
> >508 requirements.
> I repeat: I have read _all_ of the relevant standards. Many, many times.
> >Hope this is helpful.
> Sorry, but I'm not looking for suggestions for "how to do table markup".
> I've applied all the suggestions I can think of that are *relevant* in
> *this particular case*.
> - this is not just a table, it's a *data* table (structure matter)
> - it's not just a data table, it's a *calendar* (semantics matter)
> - it's not just a calendar but one that is used *for navigation* (usability
> matters)
> So I'm not asking for yet more ideas about how to mark up tables, or data
> tables, or "complicated" data tables.
> What I'm looking for is a *review* of *what I've done* and how well that
> works.  In practice. Using your own user agent, AT, modes, options - to
> actually *use* that calendar. To actually *use it for navigating* the site.
> I'm not looking for theory. I know all of the theory. I've applied all of
> the theory as best I could.
> So: how did I do?
> Thanks,
> --
> Marjolein Katsma
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