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RE: User Interface Context

From: Hoffman, Allen <Allen.Hoffman@HQ.DHS.GOV>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:14:15 +0000
To: "Bailey, Bruce" <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>, Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
CC: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>, "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
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Unless we've progressed past this:

In thinking on this, I am thinking that note five contradicts with Note seven.

"5.In software user interfaces, the user interface context would change when a non-modal dialog box is opened because additional information and user interface elements are just added to the previously existing context. 
7.Standard menus are not themselves user interface contexts because the user can navigate to and from them using standard focus navigation commands.   The same applies to standard ribbons."

-----Original Message-----
From: Bailey, Bruce [mailto:Bailey@Access-Board.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:12 PM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden
Cc: Hoffman, Allen; Andi Snow-Weaver; public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
Subject: RE: User Interface Context

I think I am comfortable with:
> User Interface Context == set of user interface elements and the presented information that can be accessed using only navigation commands

I can also appreciate that "product" was meant as an example of a "set of User Interface Contexts" rather than as a definition.

But that still leaves:
> User Interface Context (by one author) == set of user interface elements and the presented information, within a product, that can be accessed using only navigation commands

That if it is not circular, it is at least ambiguous without a definition of "product" (that does not use our new UIC term).  I am not clear why we need to define "User Interface Context (by one author)".  Where do we use that phrase?
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