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RE: A.2.2.1 wording

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:03:56 -0400
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F2C77FB59A1A4840A01EF5F59B1826E20A2824CE88@ocadmail.ocad.ca>
Hi Alastair,

I think even my rewording attempt departed too much from the point that the UI might change the presentation rather than the content to communicate. What about this: 

A.2.2.1 Editing-View Messages: If an editing-view modifies the presentation of the web content being edited to convey status information about the content to authors, then that status information, not simply the modified presentation, can be programmatically determined.
Note: Status information conveyed by modifying the presentation of editing-views may include, but is not limited to, spelling, grammar and syntax errors.


(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards@ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-au-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-au-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Alastair Campbell
> Sent: October 30, 2010 12:10 PM
> To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
> Subject: A.2.2.1 wording
> One of my actions was to re-work the wording on A.2.2.1, originally:
> A.2.2.1 Purpose of Added Presentation: If an editing view modifies the
> presentation of web content to provide additional information to authors, then
> that additional information can be programmatically determined.
> The comment (MS6) was questioning what "additional information" could be
> construed as, and to make it objectively testable or revise the success
> criterion.
> I believe the typical scenario to cover is spelling/grammar checkers, but the
> principle is that if an editing program changes the view to indicate something
> to the author, that indication is programmatically determinable by assistive
> tech.
> Although I stumbled on the meaning initially, JR's proposal does make sense:
> A.2.2.1 Editing-View Messages: If an editing-view provides messages to authors
> by modifying the content renderings or adding temporary content, then those
> messages can be programmatically determined.
> An alternative could be:
> A.2.2.1 Editing-View Messages: If an editing-view provides highlighting or
> temporary content that will not be included in the published web content, then
> those additions can be programmatically determined.
> Another reply to the comment (specifically: "In order to determine what is
> considered additional information, one must know what is considered baseline
> information.") might be to add a definition:
> Additional content is an addition to the rendering of the editing-view that is
> not included with the published content. (E.g. highlighting by a spell
> checker, or making visible information about the underlying markup.)
> Kind regards,
> -Alastair
> --
> Alastair Campbell  |  www.nomensa.com
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