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RE: comments on Jan's responses - finishing up Part A of ATAG2.0

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 15:53:26 +0000
To: "Boland Jr, Frederick E." <frederick.boland@nist.gov>, "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
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Hi Tim,

My comments marked by JR:

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Sent: August 5, 2011 9:59 AM
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Subject: comments on Jan's responses - finishing up Part A of ATAG2.0

Still based on June 13 ATAG2.0 draft:


for consistency with earlier comments

1st bullet - please drop "immediately" due to testability concerns

5th bullet - i still think it should be made explicit that the warning is given in advance of the action being
"committed" (there should be some time-sensitivity in when the warning is presented to the author)

JR: Perhaps:
(b) Confirm Irreversible: The authoring tool requires authors to confirm before irreversible actions are committed.

4th bullet - I think we need a definition of "authoring tool setting"

JR: Perhaps:
Authoring Tool Settings: Author-configurable settings that control how the authoring tool behaves with respect to authors.  Authoring tool settings may be referred to as user preferences, preference settings, options, etc.

6th bullet - what I mean is do the current settings override the default settings or initial settings
and do those saved settings persist across multiple authoring sessions?

JR: I see, but I don't think we need to get so low level.

general - I think we should add "by the authoring tool"  so it should read "documented by the authoring tool"
- makes it clear that we are testing the authoring tool and that the authoring tool actually needs to provide the
documentation in some fashion

JR: Maybe this would be more clear:
The authoring tool includes documentation for all features that must be present to meet Part A of ATAG 2.0 (e.g. keyboard shortcuts, text search, etc.).

that's it for Part A - I'll do the same exercise now for Part B but work from the updated 18 July 2011 draft if that's OK??:


Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST
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