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WCAG2ICT comment: define "[non-web] content/documents"!

From: Olaf Drümmer <o.druemmer@callassoftware.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:57:10 +0200
Message-Id: <C0C43E27-5D26-4721-A51B-35B77AD41392@callassoftware.com>
Cc: Olaf Drümmer <o.druemmer@callassoftware.com>
To: public-wcag2ict-comments@w3.org
[This email has been submitted as a comment on the July 27, 2012 draft of "Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies"]

The concepts/terms  [non-web]  "content" and [non-web] "document" are very fuzzy, if used without context, background, a proper definition etc.

Among many other aspects the following would have to be addressed:
- relationship between content, documents, data/data sets, and information
- final form (and intentionally shared as thus with others) versus work in progress (a semi-finished letter, and possibly shared with someone for review)
- formal (an email sent in some official matter, an order or invoice, a book) versus informal (a note, memo, private communication, diary, ...)
- context: usage context, creator, sender, recipient, channel over which access happens, purpose
- provide examples to illustrate what is to be considered content/document, and what not

Unless at least substantial portions of the above are developed, I consider the document "Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies" per its draft dated July 27, 2012, essentially meaningless, due to lack of a reasonable amount of specificity.

In a nutshell: 
Clearly define the core terms [non-web] content/document, and establish semantic context.


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