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Re: Updates to CAPTCHA doc - impacts CfC to publish

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 16:08:33 -0400
To: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Cc: APA WG <public-apa@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ec8bc54c-70e5-0ae6-914b-a344495aa696@w3.org>
https://w3c.github.io/apa/captcha/


On 26/06/2018 4:02 PM, John Foliot wrote:
> Hi Michael,
>
> Can you please re-share the draft URL?
>
> Thanks.
>
> JF
>
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 2:56 PM, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org 
> <mailto:cooper@w3.org>> wrote:
>
>     I've pushed a bunch of changes to the CAPTCHA document prior to
>     publication, that I believe are all editorial, but are somewhat
>     substantial.
>
>     The biggest one to note is the abstract rewritten. The previous
>     abstract seemed to me to have too much values language in it (the
>     word "pernicious" was a clue to that), and it presumed background
>     knowledge we shouldn't assume readers have. The abstract is mean
>     to be a high-level overview of the document, and is automatically
>     pulled into a number of places, so even if we plan to edit later,
>     it could be too late to avoid certain problems if we don't address
>     prior to the first public working draft. I believe my wording is
>     more neutral in tone and adequately introduces the document.
>
>     The other noticeable change is with references. The document
>     mainly used a format like "This is discussed in [XMLName]" whereas
>     the W3C Manual of Style
>     (https://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#References
>     <https://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#References>) says the format
>     should be "This is discussed in Namespaces in XML [XMLName]" to
>     introduce the reference during the reading flow. I had to make
>     judgements about how to incorporate these into the prose, but
>     think it's still editorial.
>
>     Some references I turned into ordinary links, not bibliography
>     entries. In general, when citing a source, we should use
>     bibliography references, but when just referring to a site or
>     product, a simple link is sufficient.
>
>     Another change I had done before opening the CfC to publish, but
>     forgot to merge until after the CfC opened, was to add a list of
>     terms as an appendix. Janina had given me the terms and some
>     pointers towards definitions; I did my best to construct sensible
>     definitions of the terms. I was unable to find definitions for
>     "hot word" and "polymorphism", so those are commented out.
>
>     Finally, this document was proposed as a version 2, but because
>     it's a Working Group Note, it doesn't really make sense to version
>     it and leave the old one floating around, as we can simply update
>     the note. So I change the title and shortname so it will simply
>     the old version. The previous version will still be accessible by
>     dated URI, but the new publication will update the URI
>     https://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest/
>     <https://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest/> immediately, though indicating
>     it as a Working Draft, not a Note until it advances again to that
>     status.
>
>     I believe the rest of the changes are clearly editorial. If you
>     have concerns about any of these changes with respect to the
>     documents approval to be published as a First Public Working
>     Draft, please let us know.
>
>     Summary of changes:
>
>       * switch to software license since Note track
>       * update copyright year
>       * genericize product name
>       * square to curly quote conversion
>       * replace quoted titles with cite
>       * lower case bibrefs
>       * bibref cleanup
>       * spell check
>       * abstract rewrite
>       * remove redundant
>       * comment out terms we don't have defs for
>       * capitalization
>       * definitions for most of the terms
>       * first pass on terms from Janina, some of them references instead
>       * update funder acknowledgement to maybe or maybe not the right one
>       * split new and old acknowledgements
>       * retitle introduction
>       * remove unnecessary IDs
>       * character entity fix
>       * add subtitle
>       * unmark as version 2
>       * reference previous note
>       * add Matt May as former editor
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> John Foliot
> Principal Accessibility Strategist
> Deque Systems Inc.
> john.foliot@deque.com <mailto:john.foliot@deque.com>
>
> Advancing the mission of digital accessibility and inclusion
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