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

From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 10:04:26 -0500
To: public-wcag-teamc@w3.org
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The bottom line is that an input error is whatever the code checking the
input decides is an error. How about:

input error: any information provided by the user that is not accepted by
the Web site. This includes:
1. information that is required by the Web site but omitted by the user.
2. information that is provided by the user but that falls outside the
expected format or
content parameters required by the Web site.

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I think the definition of "input error" has to define both components of
phrase (1. it's an error, and 2. as a result of user effort), and so I like
parts of both Michael's and Tim's suggestions.

Also, how about using terms less along the lines of programming
For example, use "information" instead of "data". The user is entering
information. It may get treated as data.

So I have a third suggestion:

input error: information entered or omitted by the user that falls outside
the programmed scope.

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