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Definition of terms "possibly" and "partially" in mobile document

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:52:48 +0100
Message-ID: <79cab0900802280852n1ac3e72bvd01abc5522f33772@mail.gmail.com>
To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Here are some draft definitions of these terms, to be included in a
section "Special Meanings of Terms Used in this Document" in the
overview.

partially
    In many cases there is no direct correspondence between one
provision and another. In some cases the scope may be different,
giving partial compliance. For example, the NON-TEXT_ALTERNATIVES best
practice covers images, but the scope of the WCAG provisions is much
wider. In these cases the word "partially" is used.

possibly
    In many cases there is no direct correspondence between one
provision and another. In some cases, it may be necessary to make an
extra effort or to consider a more diverse range of user needs. For
example, [COLOR_CONTRAST] is intended to help mobile users with
monochrome displays or in poor lighting conditions. By also
considering the needs of users with color deficits (color blindness)
the same BP makes content accessible to more users and ensures
compliance with success criterion 1.4.3 "Contrast (Minimum)". In these
cases, the word "possibly" is used.

Another problem is how to get people to read them and to know that
they are defined, when reading the rest of the document.

-- 
Alan Chuter,
Senior Web Accessibility Consultant, Technosite (www.technosite.es)
Researcher, Inredis Project (www.inredis.es/)
Email: achuter@technosite.es
Alternative email: achuter.technosite@yahoo.com
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