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Review of A.2.8 - my action item

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 15:05:21 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org

Per my action item from the 2 May 2006 AUWG call, my review of A.2.8 [1] 

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We have a definition of "configurability" in the Glossary - can we change 
the title to
"provide personalized -configurability-"?  Do we need a definition for 
"personalized configurability"?

Rationale: How do authors benefit?   What is the accessibility issue?
What is a "shared system"?  Is this a type of authoring tool?
"Personal settings file" sounds specific - are there ways to provide 
personalized configurability
in addition to creating a personal settings file?    Do we need a 
definition for "personal settings
file"?    How exactly would a personal settings file interact with an 
authoring tool (or authoring
tool interface?) to create personalized configurability?  What are some 
examples of items that would be personally configurable or be in a personal 
settings file?

SC 1:
Add "the author"  as in "must provide the ability for -the author- to-"
Are we just talking here about configuration settings changeable/manageable 
by the author, or
are we including configuration settings determined by the platform/OS?
For "output", are you talking about the presentation (rendering?) of the 
authoring interface or the result of the authoring process?
Is the parsing of the last clause  "(visual output or auditory output) and 
keyboard operability" to
mean "all configuration settings related to either (visual output and 
keyboard operability) or
(auditory output and keyboard operability)?  Just wanted to make sure, as 
the wording may seem
to lend itself to different interpretations?
Do we have a definition (or examples?) for what constitutes - keyboard 
operability, visual output, auditory output?

  SC2:  What is being tested is the authoring tool, so :
"The authoring tool must provide the author with the ability to .."
What is the "application" in relation to the "authoring tool" or "authoring 
tool interface"?
Do we need a definition for exactly what constitutes an application in this 
What is a "configuration set"?    Don't we mean "multiple configuration 
settings",  or "multiple
personal settings files"?

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Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

[1]: http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/2006/WD-ATAG20-20060322/WD-ATAG20-20060322.html
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