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ATAG2 action - cleanup the use of reversible actions

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:25:27 +0000
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Hi all,

I took an action to "To cleanup the use of reversible actions".

My proposal is to roll the term "reversible action" into "authoring action" in the glossary and try and simplify the SCs.
NOTE - developers determine what these are by providing "undo" for them.

authoring action
Any action that authors can take using the authoring tool user interface that results in editing web content (e.g., typing text, deleting, inserting an element, applying a template). In contrast, most authoring tool user interfaces also enable actions that do not edit content (e.g., saving, publishing, setting preferences, viewing documentation).

-          A reversible authoring action is an authoring action that can be immediately and completely undone by the authoring tool upon a cancel request by an author. Examples of cancel requests include: "cancel", "undo", and "redo" when it used to reverse "undo".

o   Note: It is acceptable to collect a series of text entry actions (e.g., typed words, a series of backspaces) into a single reversible authoring action.

A.4.1.1 Content Changes Reversible (Minimum): Authoring actions are reversible authoring actions or the authoring tool requires author confirmation to proceed. (Level A)

A.4.1.2 Settings Change Confirmation: Mechanisms for changing authoring tool user interface settings can reverse the setting changes or the authoring tool requires author confirmation to proceed. (Level A)

A.4.1.3 Content Changes Reversible (Enhanced):  Authors can sequentially reverse a series of reversible authoring actions. (Level AAA)
-          Note: It is acceptable to clear the history at the end of authoring sessions.


Cheers,
Jan


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