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ATAG 2.0 In-group checkpoint review: B.1.2

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:57:50 -0400
Message-ID: <444F7C5E.8030608@utoronto.ca>
To: "List (WAI-AUWG)" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>

Moving along to B.1.2...

The old checkpoint reads:

"B.1.2 Ensure that the tool preserves all unrecognized markup and 
accessibility information during transformations and conversions. 
[Priority 2]"

As proposed in the comment response table 
(http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-au/2006AprJun/att-0016/12_2005_comment_responses.html) 
in response to a reviewer, I would like to consider splitting this 
checkpoint so that the two components can receive different priorities:


[1] NEW checkpoint B.1.2:

B.1.2 Ensure that the tool preserves accessibility information during 
transformations and conversions. [Priority 1]

Rationale: *Accessibility information* is critical to maintaining 
comparable levels of accessibility across transformations and conversions.

Success Criteria: the only proposed wording change is to (b) which was 
quite weak ("preserve it in some other way in the target format")

SC1: During all transformations and conversions supported by the 
authoring tool, accessibility information must always be handled 
according to at least one of the following:
(a) preserve it in the target format such that the accessibility 
information can be "round-tripped" (i.e. converted or transformed back 
into its original form) by the same authoring tool,
(b) preserve it in the target format such that the accessibility 
information is still available to end-users of the rendered content, or
(c) be removed only after the author has been notified and the content 
has been preserved in its original format.



[2] NEW checkpoint B.1.3:

B.1.3 Ensure that the tool preserves unrecognized markup. [Priority 2]

Rationale: Unrecognized markup may include recent technologies that have 
been added to enhance accessibility and should be preserved during 
transformations and conversions.

Success Criteria: no change required

SC1: During all transformations and conversions supported by the 
authoring tool, the author must be notified before any unrecognized 
markup is permanently removed.


Cheers,
Jan

-- 
Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto

   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
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