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RE: New guidelines draft

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 10:04:10 +1000 (EST)
To: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.10.10007140948210.3359-100000@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
In response to the discussion at the meeting and comments which have been
sent to the list:

1. I would like to express my personal appreciation for the well informed
and considered comments which have been made, and to members of the
working group for reviewing the document over such a short period of time.

2. There is a short but important list of key terms used in the current
draft ("markup", "semantics", "equivalent", "content", "presentation",
etc.). Instead of trying to explain these in the body of the guidelines,
we should characterize them in the introduction and define them more
formally in a glossary. The introductory material, needless to say, has
not been written. Of course, we should also try to find better, more
expressive terms in cases where there are implications that need to be
avoided, for example in connection with the word "markup", as Gregg
explained in the meeting.

2. It was essentially agreed that Principle 1 needs to be reformulated to
make its purpose clearer (in particular that it is not intended to address
cognitive issues, which are the purview of Principle 4--in other words
they have a specific category of their own and rightly so).

Please continue to review and comment, taking account of today's meeting
as appropriate.
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