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RE: Minimize user errors

From: Michael Pluke <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:31:57 +0000
To: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A48C91EB13E45544B16FBC94C9298D8D333D4B78@S11MAILD013N2.sh11.lan>

I've re-read this SC and I'm not happy with "Identify common input errors.".

Firstly it is not written in the normal SC form. This is easy to correct as "Common input errors are identified".

My bigger problem is what does "identify"/"identified" mean. The original instruction is presumably directed at the service provider, but does this mean that the service provider should be able to "detect" such errors or does it mean that they should "detect these errors and highlight them to the user"?

If it just means that they should be able to detect such errors, then it relates strongly to the following "When an input error is detected ...". It is strange having these two in a single SC. The first sentence is really a separate stand-alone SC. The second part then becomes a much more clearly an adapted 3.3.3.

Best regards


From: lisa.seeman [mailto:lisa.seeman@zoho.com]
Sent: 25 September 2016 19:31
To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Subject: Minimize user errors

Hi folks

I made a small change to https://rawgit.com/w3c/coga/master/extension/minimize-errors.html

Our addition now reads:

When an input error is detected an automatic correction is made where it is known to be reliable and possible.

and I added the definition for
known to be reliable and possible as : Identified in the WCAG techniques as possible to reliably correct

Does this seem Ok to the group?

If yes can we approve this Sc?

All the best

Lisa Seeman

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