[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  
>> 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  
> simplification.
> 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.
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> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
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