[html5] making standards-compliant charts

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 29 16:14:05 PST 2008

On 30/12/08 00:05, Matt Bonner wrote:
> I understand of course what you mean by saying that graphs and charts
> are graphical, because they try to present data in a more visual format.
> But, most 2-axis charts have textual and numeric data, including axis
> labels, axis values, legends and other elements.  So, calling them graphical
> to me seems overly simplified.

I don't really see how the presence of characters makes this a 

Here's a test: remove everything from the chart that isn't characters. 
Then linearize the characters. Read them out. If you can't easily derive 
the editorial intent of the chart from that sequence, then that's a good 
sign that the meaning of the chart is highly dependent on the visual 
arrangement of the characters in combination with "pure" graphical elements.

> Including the table on the same page could be a possibility sometimes,
> but rather cumbersome for many page layouts.

Failing that, create a separate page and add a visible link to it.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

More information about the Help mailing list