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Re: Comments on Guidelines 2.5, 2.6, and 2.7 of 17 June AU Guidelines

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 08:11:04 -0400
Message-ID: <376E2BD8.68DC2E5C@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> IJ
>   4) Checkpoint 2.6.2: What does the "nature of an alert" mean?
>      Does this mean "severity"?
> CMN
> I think it means the nature - its severity, the way it appears, etc. I don't
> think we should constrain this too much, although we may want to give
> examples of possible changes in the techniques document.

I agree that it's important to be flexible, but imprecise language
should be avoided. The word "nature" to me, implies something that
cannot be changed by the user - something's nature is inherent
to it (e.g., human nature). 

Actually, I don't think alerts have severity - errors have severity.
Alerts just let you know what the severity is.

Proposed: 
  "Allow the users to control the timing and presentation of alerts."

- Ian

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