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RE: Proposed edit to note -- to avoid conflict with criteria

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 03:59:17 -0400 (EDT)
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
cc: "'GLWAI Guidelines WG (GL - WAI Guidelines WG)'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0108130355110.24041-100000@tux.w3.org>
Not really. The question is can you provide some idea of what kind of
circumstances make it impossible to provide a full text equivalent?

Do we mean "it is too hard"? Or do we mean "art cannot be described"? or
something else?

For the symphony example it is not apparently possible how to have a complete
textual alternative. But a description of the 1812 Overture which does convey
some of the sense of it is possible, and may be a lot more useful than the
label alone.


On Sun, 12 Aug 2001, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:

  Hi Chas

  Not sure what your question is.  There are lots of cases where it is not
  possible to have full descriptions.   Symphonies is one good example.
  That is why the criteria allow short labels or descriptions when full
  description are not possible.  Does this answer your question?

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  -----Original Message-----
  From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
   Subject: Re: Proposed edit to note -- to avoid conflict with criteria

  When is it not possible to provide a text equivalent? Naturally it can
  difficult in a variety of cases, but do we have any real guidance on the
  topic? Otherwise this becomes more or less non-verifiable.


  On Sun, 12 Aug 2001, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:

    in 1.1
    propose changing the comment (in the definition section) from

    To " Note: Depending on the non-text content, a full text equivalent
    not be possible.   See criteria above."

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