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Looking at SC 3.2.4 Consistent Identification with "UI Context"

From: Peter Korn <peter.korn@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:48:20 -0700
Message-ID: <4FFF7054.208@oracle.com>
To: public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
Hi gang,

SC *3.2.4 
<https://sites.google.com/site/wcag2ict/home/3-understandable/32-make-web-pages-appear-and-operate-in-predictable-ways/324-consistent-identification>**Consistent 
Identification *was one we reached consensus on.  However, I thought it 
would be useful to look at it with the new UI Context definition, to 
help evaluate that definition and where we might use it.  My thoughts on 
this can be found at the Applying UI Context 
<https://sites.google.com/site/wcag2ict/cross-cutting-issues-and-notes/user-interface-context/applying-ui-context> 
page in the eighth row, but to facilitate discussion, I reiterate them here.

As this SC ONLY includes "set of web pages", my construction is based on 
Proposal #2 of 3.2.3.  Looking only at software, and doing a direct 
definition substitution for "set of web pages"as per proposal #2 of 
3.2.3, with the existing SC text, we get:

    Components that have the same functionality within a [software
    program] are identified consistently.

This seems very similar to our consensus text, with the drawback that it 
requires that we define software program (which is being separately 
discussed in another e-mail thread).  I think "software user interface" 
is better here, and so the "UI Context" discussion really wouldn't 
impact this SC.


Thought?


Peter
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