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RE: revised proposed definition of "input error" - action item

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 11:02:21 -0400
Message-ID: <A0666B3C59F1634290FDC88674D87C320212524A@1WFEMAIL.ottawa.watchfire.com>
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Hi - any other thoughts about the definition of input error? Tim and I suggested somewhat different things. Once we're approaching consensus we can go to survey on it, but I'm not sure we're ready yet. I think the definition of input error will be important to complete. Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-wcag-teamc-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-wcag-teamc-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Michael Cooper
> Sent: September 14, 2005 12:54 PM
> To: public-wcag-teamc@w3.org
> Subject: RE: revised proposed definition of "input error" - 
> action item
> 
> 
> 
> Hi - I think we need a definition that can go in the glossary 
> of the guidelines themselves, plus additional explanatory 
> material for the guide doc. Accordingly, for the guidelines I 
> might propose something along the lines of:
> 
> input error: data that does not meet expected format or 
> content parameters required by the Web site.
> 
> In the guide doc, we could expand on this, point out that 
> it's just a violation of expectations but not necessarily an 
> "error" from the user's perspective, and also point out that 
> there can be bad data that is not detected by the Web site, 
> but that falls out of scope of the guideline, since it only 
> addresses errors the site will report.
> 
> Michael
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: public-wcag-teamc-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:public-wcag-teamc-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Tim Boland
> > Sent: September 14, 2005 9:19 AM
> > To: public-wcag-teamc@w3.org
> > Subject: revised proposed definition of "input error" - action item
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > One of my action items from September 12 2005 WCAG WG 
> > teleconference (based 
> > upon
> > discussions at that teleconference as well as other discussion):
> > 
> > Revised definition of "input error" from user's perspective 
> > (to go in Guide 
> > Document):
> > 
> > "From a user's perspective, a nonconformance (deviation?, 
> > incorrectness?) 
> > with respect to
> >   expected parameters (expectations?), detectable by a site, 
> > when a user
> > enters (mostly?) data into forms on that site."
> > 
> > Thoughts?  Comments?  NOTE: I still had some questions 
> > (denoted by ?) on
> > some of the terminology in the definition, as to whether some 
> > words were more
> > suitable than others..
> > 
> > Thanks and best wishes
> > Tim Boland NIST 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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