[html5] making standards-compliant charts
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Mon Dec 29 16:16:37 PST 2008
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On Dec 30, 2008, at 1:14 AM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> 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
>> But, most 2-axis charts have textual and numeric data, including axis
>> labels, axis values, legends and other elements. So, calling them
>> 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
>> but rather cumbersome for many page layouts.
> Failing that, create a separate page and add a visible link to it.
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
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