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Re: FRAME Techniques (was Re: Proposed techniques for Checkpoint 2.7)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 05:36:19 -0500 (EST)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9911250535450.11307-100000@tux.w3.org>
Which is one of the techniques for implementing the checkpoint that gets
picked up in the various relative priority checkpoints.


On Sun, 21 Nov 1999, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  "Gregory J. Rosmaita" wrote:
  >NOTE 4: in reference to FRAMES, the WCAG Techniques document states:
  >4.10.4 Always make the source of a frame an HTML document
  >    Checkpoints in this section: 6.2.
  > Content developers must provide text equivalents of frames so that their
  > contents and the relationships between frames make sense. Note that as the
  > contents of a frame change, so must change any description. This is not
  > possible if an IMG is inserted directly into a frame. Thus, content
  > developers should always make the source ("src") of a frame an HTML file.
  > Images may be inserted into the HTML file and their text alternatives will
  > evolve correctly.
  > is this something that needs to be referenced in the UAGL Techniques
  > document, or should it be addressed in the ATAG Techniques document?
  Yes to ATAG. 
  More than requiring a repair strategy, we should fix the spec
  that allows this.
   - Ian
  > i raise the issue because i used the phrase "document or resource" in
  > several of my proposed techniques, since an author may use a FRAMESET
  > element (i.e. a FRAME element) to point to a SMIL document or an XML
  > document, and not only an HTML document...  of course, anyone who
  > references a naked image using a FRAME element should be keelhauled, but
  > that's another topic altogether!
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