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RE: WCAG 2.0 - clarification

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 13:52:36 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B29044C@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "zara" <zara@arobas.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Zara wrote:
Greetings all,

In the WCAG 2.0 working draft, there are two terms that I am completely
unfamiliar with (the terms "expanding outlines" and "dynamic fisheye
views") and that I would appreciate clarification on or examples of.
For reference, see the following excerpt taken from glossary[1].

In an expanding outline, the user can choose whether to view all the
subtopics listed under a given heading. Commercial word processors like
MS Word have this feature.  

A fish-eye view is like holding a magnifying glass over a specific
portion of the site map. That portion is enlarged; other parts of the
outline become smaller but remain (at least theoretically) available.

"Site Navigation Mechanism

A site navigation mechanism is a mechanism for easily orienting and
moving about within the site. Site navigation mechanisms include but are
not limited to:

- a home page with hyperlinks on it and subsequent pages that link to
the other pages at the site
- site map(s)
- search engine(s)
- expanding outline(s)
- dynamic fisheye views showing all linked pages or topics related to
any page.
- 3-D virtual representations of site content"

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-20040730/#id4517396

Catherine Roy

Received on Monday, 8 November 2004 19:52:37 UTC

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