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RE: Multiple versions of a page

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 02:56:05 -0500 (EST)
To: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
cc: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0203230252380.25044-100000@tux.w3.org>
Yes, I think if we can define some obvious groupings, and explain who is the
group that requires this obvious grouping, then we will be further along the
track. I saw your grouping, but I think it needs to say "who benefits", and
how there are two groups, one of whom benefits from this, and one of whom
loses something by having this kind of grouping.

The question of the difference between best and sufficient is an interesting
one. It should be extended in my opinion - what are the differnces between
getting a best version, getting a sufficient version, and getting an unusable
version? How can we descriobe ways of getting the best experience possible
for everyone, while making sure that at no stage we lead to people having an
unusable experience?



On Fri, 22 Mar 2002, phoenixl wrote:


  I think it would be helpful to first take a stab at some of the functionality
  groupings before trying to determine that the people are getting the version
  they can use.  The nature of the groupings might influence how a user
  can request them.  A second question that comes into mind is what is the
  definition of "best version" for a user.  How much different is "best"
  as compared to "sufficient"?


  > I am sure that there are a number of "reasonably obvious" functionality
  > groupings. I assume that the first thing we will see is the "reasonably
  > obvious" ones catered for, and later we will see more adaptive systems
  > designed to better provide for the needs of a wide range of people.
  > There is old technology available to do this. The real question in my mind is
  > how to make sure that people are getting a version they can use, and then
  > how to make sure they can get the version that is best for them to use.
  > Cheers
  > Charles McCN

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