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RE: Interpretation of "web page" in software context

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:01:16 -0400
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To: "'Gregg Vanderheiden'" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "'Andi Snow-Weaver'" <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
CC: <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
For me, "Interaction Context" is too difficult to parse...difficult to
imagine, visualize or conceptualize...  it's like the old days of WCAG when
we were talking about a "web unit" (we had rejected "web page" on the
grounds that web apps weren't static) we had many people complaining about
"web unit"...  and I mentioned the analogy of "horsepower" and how the word
morphed when cars were created, and through some discussions ended up back
with web page which included interaction...


I mention this because maybe we don't have to invent another term (we have
enough people complaining about our new terms) ...  how about "active
window"? (or active viewport)



David MacDonald


CanAdapt Solutions Inc.

  "Enabling the Web"

 <http://www.can-adapt.com/> www.Can-Adapt.com


From: Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:gv@trace.wisc.edu] 
Sent: June-18-12 10:48 AM
To: Andi Snow-Weaver
Cc: public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
Subject: Re: Interpretation of "web page" in software context



might the answer be found by exploring why 'interaction context' doesn't
seem to work?


a good place to start might be in finding out what the problems we have are
- and then finding a way to address them.


Can someone or someones summarize the problems with interaction context? 



Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
Director Trace R&D Center
Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
and Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Co-Director, Raising the Floor - International
and the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Project
http://Raisingthefloor.org   ---   http://GPII.net







On Jun 18, 2012, at 4:42 PM, Andi Snow-Weaver wrote:

We're quickly coming to the point in our work where we will not be able to
reach consensus on the guidance for the success criteria until we come to
consensus on interpretation of "web page" and "set of web pages" in the
software context.

The proposal to use "interaction context" for "web page" has not yet been

We need another proposal. Ideas anyone?


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