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RE: User Interface Context

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:58:15 +0000
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
CC: "Hoffman, Allen" <Allen.Hoffman@HQ.DHS.GOV>, Loïc Martínez Normand <loic@fi.upm.es>, "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
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> Two items here needing your input
> 1) definition of PRODUCT

The ISO definition (result of a process) works for me.  (Except if it was that easy, why not just use "result of a process" everywhere we write "product"?)

> 2) Better title for UIC definition

The parentheticals would IMHO be better addressed as notes.

> (as used in this document)

Is obvious if we (1) provide a glossary and definition and (2) are careful to always capitalize it in the document so that it stands out as a defined term.

> (where we mean a UIC from a single author/group)
> (for a single product)

Both of the above could just be a note to the UIC definition which uses the word product (assuming we go with something like the ISO definition of "product" or the one you propose below).

I am still a little concerned (but only a little now) that we may need two definitions of UIC (one that uses the term "product", and one that does not).  Peter has been consistently using "set of user interface elements and the presented information, within a product, that can be accessed using only navigation commands" so probably this is resolved.  Adding the "within a product" qualifier to the earlier (simpler, more straightforward) usages of UIC does not seem to break anything as far as I can tell.

> Andi has wanted one for some time that differentiated it from "Commercial product"  or  she wanted another word -- but we haven't been able to find one
> Let me fly one for us to pick at and improve.
> Product
> A deliverable or set of deliverables.  Products can be 'commercial products' or they can be the result of any external or internal development activity. 

This also works for me.
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