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RE: User Interface Context

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:02:59 +0000
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "Hoffman, Allen" <Allen.Hoffman@HQ.DHS.GOV>, Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
CC: "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
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> Web page == User Interface Context == set of ...
> Web pages == User Interface Contexts == sets of ...
> Web page within a set of Web pages == User Interface Context within a set of User Interface Contexts
> That is why we suggested using "product" for the "set of User Interface Contexts" because that is what the set is.

So:
Web page within a set of Web pages == User Interface Context within a product == set of ... within a set of sets of ...

And:
multiple Web pages within a set of Web pages == multiple User Interface Contexts within a product == multiple sets of ... within a set of sets of ...

With the simpler definition, this WAS feeling more workable to me, even with the set of sets.  (With my previous email, I think I was making the plural form more complicated than it needed to be.)  BUT as I tried to do the repeated substitutions, I notice that the simpler definition has a BIG problem!

User Interface Context == set of user interface elements and the presented information within a product that can be accessed using only navigation commands.

But a "product" is a "set of User Interface Contexts" so the simpler definition is self-referential:

User Interface Context == set of user interface elements and the presented information within a set of User Interface Contexts that can be accessed using only navigation commands.

(On a side note, I agree with Andi's concern that "product" seems too COTS oriented.  Can we substitute "product or service" for "product" -- assuming we find a way out the recursive loop?)
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