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From: Kerstin Probiesch <k.probiesch@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 21:53:27 +0100
To: "'Detlev Fischer'" <fischer@dias.de>, <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4f1882b1.84310e0a.3f7d.640a@mx.google.com>
Hi Detlev,

"error margin" or "margin of error" is a term used in Test Development. Some
hints here:
http://www.linguee.com/english-german?query=margin+of+error&source=english.
Some further explanations here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margin_of_error.

Regs

Kerstin

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Detlev Fischer [mailto:fischer@dias.de]
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2012 21:16
> An: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
> Betreff: RE: Discussion 5.5
> 
> Hi Tim,
> 
> English isn't my first language, but doesn't 'error' indicate that
> someone basically knew how to do something and erred (not always the
> case with the problems we encounter)? Maybe 'flaw' is the more
> accurate term? 'Failure instance' sounds pretty stilted and may easily
> get mixed up with (WCAG) Failures.
> 
> Mhm..(scratching head)...mhm.
> 
> Quoting "Boland Jr, Frederick E." <frederick.boland@nist.gov>:
> 
> > According to some references I recently accessed, criticality
> > implies that the evaluation cannot continue until the problem has
> > been resolved, whereas non-criticality implies that the evaluation
> > may proceed with the problem noted.
> >
> > A definition of "error" (from
> > http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/error?s=t
> > ) "a deviation from accuracy or correctness"
> > -which would seem to apply to "barrier" as well?
> >
> > A definition of "barrier" (from
> > http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/barrier?s=t
> > ) "anything built or serving to bar passage"
> > -which would seem to imply criticality as mentioned previously
> >
> >
> > -----
> >
> > In many cases, distinguishing between critical and non-critical is
> easy.
> > A keyboard trap or a lightbox dialogue that pops up without screen
> > reader users becoming aware of it is a critical violation. A
> graphical
> > navigation element without alt text is one as well. But a few missing
> > paragraphs or list tags in editorial content are probably non-
> critical.
> > However, there will be a grey area where the distinction is not so
> easy.
> > But that, in my view, should not lead to the conclusion that the
> > distinction cannot or must not be made.
> >
> > Not sure about terms, though. Is 'error' a good term for non-critical
> > violations and 'barrier' a good term for critical violations?
> >
> > Detlev
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