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Re: Proposed definition of prompt

From: Frederick J. Barnett <fred@eatel.net>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 18:21:04 -0500
To: WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
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On stardate 30 May 2000, Jutta Treviranus sent a subspace communication stating:

> Here is the proposed definition of prompt. It incorporates what we 
> have agreed upon. Please comment and edit:
> Prompt:
> In this document "prompt" does not refer to the narrow software sense 
> of a "prompt," rather it is used as a verb meaning to urge, suggest 
> and encourage. The form and timing that this prompting takes can be 
> user configurable. "Prompting" does not depend upon the author to 
> seek out the support but is initiated by the tool. "Prompting" is 
> more than checking, correcting, and providing help and documentation 
> as encompassed in guidelines 4, 5, 6. The goal of prompting the 
> author is to encourage, urge and support the author in creating 
> meaningful equivalent text without causing frustration that may cause 
> the author to turn off access options. Prompting should be 
> implemented in such a way that it causes a positive disposition and 
> awareness on the part of the author toward accessible authoring 
> practices.
     Works for me. I think this should do it, hopefully.

Frederick J. Barnett                  http://www.eatel.net/~fred/
E-mail: fred@eatel.net
Member: HWG Governing Board & Assistant Secretary
Received on Tuesday, 30 May 2000 19:22:40 UTC

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