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RE: Resolutions on Changes to REQUIREMENTS DOC

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 05:36:51 -0500 (EST)
To: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
cc: Jo Miller <jo@bendingline.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0202010534320.28396-100000@tux.w3.org>
I don't think I am satisfied with that. I think it is an explicit requirement
that a user who is on one version can, by an accessible means, get to a
version that suits them.

I am not sure that this requirement expresses that - "easily" doesn't really
say enough about whether that requires the user to reconfigure their browser
propoerly (users should, but I don't think we can rely on it in the next two
years) or whether they should be able to do it from the content...

So for the moent I disagree.

CHarles

On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:

  In today's telecon we resolved to move forward with the following wording:

    S1- Serving content in different forms to meet different user needs
    and preferences is an acceptable way to comply with the guidelines,
    as long as the different forms
    - are complete (i.e., they provide equivalents for <em>all</em> the
    content),
    - are up to date, and
    - can be easily selected according to user preferences.  Note: We will not make any assumptions about the method that is used, whether it be content negotiation or a link.


  At 01:26 PM 1/31/02, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
  >Yep, I like the way Jo has phrased this. Note that the question of the
  >difference between information and content is the subject of a glossary
  >discussion at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2002Jan/0002 and
  >following, especially because there are cases like this where the difference
  >is meaningful.
  >
  >chaals
  >
  >On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Jo Miller wrote:
  >
  >  I agree with Charles and Gian on the content, though the wording is
  >  still somewhat difficult. Can we use bullets in the Requirements
  >  document? If so, a possible rewording might be something like the
  >  following:
  >
  >  S1- Serving content in different forms to meet different user needs
  >  and preferences is an acceptable way to comply with the guidelines,
  >  as long as the different forms
  >  - are complete (i.e., they provide equivalents for <em>all</em> the
  >  information [content?]),
  >  - are up to date, and
  >  - can be reached via accessible, easy-to-find links in the other
  >  versions of the content.
  >
  >  Edits welcome.
  >
  >  Jo



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