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Re: Structural GUI language for SVG?

From: Will Pearson <will-pearson@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 15:31:08 +0100
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To: <www-svg@w3.org>


You could just convey the meaning encoded in the diagram to the user.
Something like "this rectangle means a task", although you would only need
to convey the fact that it's a task.

Simon Polovina from Sheffield Hallam, and myself, are working on something
to do this symantec interchange, which we've named XAL.  You can use any
vector based format, but so far I've only looked into SVG.  If you're
interested, I'm working on a paper for the ACM W4A conference next year.
I'll send you a copy when it's finished.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
To: <www-svg@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 2:29 PM
Subject: Structural GUI language for SVG?

> I've been pestering a number of people regarding SVG and accessibility
> for a while now ~:"
> What's becoming clear to me is that SVG is missing an agreed standard
> for describing GUI structure
> such things as 'button' 'breadcrumb' 'navigation' 'style-control'
> 'illustration'
> could others add to this list? and comment?
> If SVG is ever to be truly accessible this GUI structural language will
> be essential information.
> thanks
> ~:"
> Jim wrote: the SVG environment knows nothing about the users needs
> Mark wrote: an architecture where the source documents are written in a
> device-agnostic way
> Chaals wrote: there are simple ways of structuring text. One of the
> most obvious is to put anything beyond a label into HTML, using the
> foreignObject element.
> darobin wrote: you could prolly get away with a well known rdf property
> or something like that
> schepers wrote: there could be a structural language that is rendered
> in or accessible through SVG
> delscreek wrote: please give us built-in support for common widgets
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> http://www.peepo.co.uk     "It's easy to use"
> irc://freenode/accessibility
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