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Re: "virtual magnifying glasses" in Note 1 for "viewport"

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 13:22:49 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0810031322q59ef89afpa6052e9e3f35717c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Makoto Ueki" <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 10:37 AM, WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org> wrote:
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> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: JIS Working Group
> Document: W2
> Item Number: Appendix A: Glossary
> Part of Item:
> Comment Type: question
> Summary of Issue: "virtual magnifying glasses" in Note 1 for "viewport"
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> Why did you use "virtual magnifying glasses" instead of "magnifying software" or "screen magnifier"?
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> Proposed Change:
> Just to confirm the intent.
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>

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Response from the Working Group
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This language comes from the definition of viewport used in the User
Agent Accessibility Guidelines
(http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-USERAGENT/glossary.html).

It is meant to describe a type of magnification software that allows
users to enlarge portions of the screen in a manner very similar to
the way users might use a hand held magnifying glass.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact


On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Friday, 3 October 2008 20:23:29 GMT

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