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review of A.2.8 - my action item

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 09:47:04 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org

Following is a review of A.2.8 from the latest ATAG2.0 draft [1]:


What is a "shared system"?  Is this a type of authoring tool?   Should 
"configuration settings" be defined (in the context of "authoring tool" or 
"authoring tool interface")?   There is a definition for "configurability" 
in ATAG2.0 [1], so should the term be "configurability settings", or 
"..when configurability is available".   What are some examples of 
"personal settings files"?  What are the accessibility benefits of having 
personal settings files or configurability ( may need to be more 
specifically mentioned) in the context of A.2.8?


  All configuration settings controllable by the author in the context of 
the authoring tool,
or other configuration settings controlled by the platform/OS?    What does 
it mean to be "related to visual or auditory output"?  Do we mean 
"configurability related to visual or aural presentation/rendering"?   Of 
the authoring tool interface?   Of the content produced/managed by the 
authoring tool?  Which?  Do we have a definition of what "keyboard 
operability" means?
Also, I'm having trouble parsing "visual or auditory output and keyboard 
Is the correct parsing "(visual output and keyboard operability) or "(audio 
output and keyboard operability)"?


Reword to  "The authoring tool must allow the author to..   (what is being 
tested is the authoring tool?)   What is the "application" (needs 
definition?)?   Is this the same as "authoring tool" or "authoring tool 
interface"?  What is a "configuration set" (needs definition - same as 
"configuration setting" or "personal settings file"?   Exactly how are 
these configuration sets associated with an authoring tool (or authoring 
tool interface)?    What are some examples of
things that are configurable in this context?   What happens if there is 
only one such configuration set (or no sets)?

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

Received on Monday, 8 May 2006 14:33:16 UTC

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