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Re: Issue #5: Where will Definition of Authoring Tool example images "live" (in the guidelines or techniques) - currently they have been moved to the techniques?

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 11:07:23 -0500
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To: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org

Great job!   While we're talking about definitions, I for my own education
looked up some of our terms in dictionary as follows:

Webster's II New Riverside Dictionary, 1996 -

typical - 1. exhibiting the essential traits and characteristics of a kind, 
class or group
              2. of or relating to a representative specimen:characteristic
              3. conforming to or being a type

use - 1. to put into action or service - employ for some purpose
         2. employ regularly
implication -> user - one who does the above

author - 1. someone who writes a literary work
             2. someone who creates or originates anything

tool - 1. an implement or machine used to do work or to perform a task
         2.  something regarded as necessary to the performance of one's 
occupational or
              professional tasks
         3. one utilized to carry out the designs of another

As we talk about glossary/definition issues, perhaps keeping the above in 
mind might
be helpful (as a kind of "reference" for perspective?

Best, Tim Boland NIST

  At 03:35 PM 1/27/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>I have attached an idea for bringing together our two sets of categories: the
>tool types under the "definition of authoring tool" in the ATAG Guidelines 
>the tool categories we use in the ATAG Techniques.
>The idea is still rough, but I'd like to hear what people think.
>Jan Richards, User Interface Design Specialist
>Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC), University of Toronto
>   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
>   Web:   http://ultrajuan.ic.utoronto.ca/jan/richards.html
>   Phone: 416-946-7060
>   Fax:   416-971-2896
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