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

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 09:40:05 -0500
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To: "Makoto UEKI - Infoaxia, Inc. -" <ueki@infoaxia.co.jp>, <public-wcag-teamc@w3.org>

Andi wroteproposed the following definition of input error:

<blockquote>
> 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.
</blockquote>

I like the definition, but agree with Makoto that we should say
"delivery unit" instead of "Web site."

Also, I'm not sure I understand what "content parameters" means. Would
"expected values" work instead? (Forgive me if this is something Team C
has gone 'round and 'round about...)

John



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



Andi's definition is most understandable for me. However, can we say
"Web site" in our document? Should we use "delivery unit" instead of
"Web site"?


- Makoto


On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 10:04:26 -0500
Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> 
> 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.
> 
> Andi
> andisnow@us.ibm.com
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> Hi,
> 
> I think the definition of "input error" has to define both components 
> of the 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 
> terminology? For example, use "information" instead of "data". The 
> user is entering information. It may get treated as data.
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> So I have a third suggestion:
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> input error: information entered or omitted by the user that falls 
> outside the programmed scope.
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> Thanks,
> Sofia
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