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Re: WAI Guidelines Naming

From: Judy Brewer <JBrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 15:29:55 -0500
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To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, ij@w3.org, khudairi@w3.org
At 02:50 PM 1/29/98 -0500, Phill Jenkins wrote:
>>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Master Reference Document
>PJ:: I agree (with 'Document' deleted, guidelines document is redundant
and sounds like a printed book)


>>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Authoring Tools
>PJ:: I would add "hosting" to include other tools that (for example)
automatically generate pages from non-html sources that don't really have
end-author interaction.  : Authoring and Hosting Tools. The code name
AUTHTOOLS is fine.
>>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Browsers
>PJ:: From these titles I'm not sure where guidelines for the screen reader
manufactures, speaking browser manufactures, and the soon to come out
speaking agents (in automobiles) and other assistive technology developers
would be found.  So, I would suggest both a more general and specific
title: "Browsers and Assistive Technology".  I had considered "User Agents"
but rejected the term as "unknown and too academic" IMHO.  The code name
BROWSER"S" (with an s added) is fine.

Actually, "User Agents" is very clear, and probably no more unknown than
"Hosting."  Other reactions?

>>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Page Authoring
>PJ:: I really like the 'old EXISTING' title of MARKUP guidelines.  MARKUP
doesn't steer one to think of only pages, nor only authoring them, nor does
it sound like 'authoring tools' - which might be confusing later on. MARKUP
talks about the HTML source, whether authored by an individual using an
editor, or an authoring tools, or generated on the fly from pieces of
stuff, or style markup, or issues for whole sites (not just page).  Maybe I
missed the rational for changing, but I like MARKUP best.  : Markup.
WAI-MARKUP code name is fine.

Markup was confusing to a # of people, we kept getting questions.

>>  WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Users [if we do that set]
>>GF:  I don't think "Users" is clear.  Is a user someone...
>>JB:  Yes, this name needs more work.
>PJ:: I would suggest "Surfers".  Surfing the web is a well known term,
includes the idea of reading, listening, even feeling the experience...
And, yes I think we need a set of guideline that would really be the base s

Has some zing, too...

WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Surfing

- Judy
Judy Brewer   jbrewer@w3.org     617-258-9741
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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