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Re: Proposal: substitute "provisions" for "success criteria" throughout document

From: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 11:04:31 -0800
Cc: "WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Message-Id: <0F571430-023B-11D7-B3B9-000393B628BC@w3.org>

On Thursday, November 21, 2002, at 11:58  PM, Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG 

>> In his comments on WCAG 2.0, Ian suggested using the term "provisions"
>> rather than "success criteria" throughout the document, for
>> consistency with the terminology used in the User Agent Accessibility
>> Guidelines 1.0.
>> This would in no way be a substantive change to WCAG, only a
>> terminological alteration. So far, the working group hasn't decided
>> whether to adopt this suggestion.
> I think that for a non-english user the term "provision" is less 
> "clear"
> than "success criteria"...

Sorry to chime in late on this...
While this is likely to make me unpopular with my own working group... 
I agree with Roberto. I much prefer the term "success criteria" over 
"provisions". While the entire audience of UAAG, I believe, is apt to 
understand what a "provision" is when they stumble across the term (and 
it should be noted that within the UAAG document itself, they are not 
explicitly noted as "provisions", but only referred to as such from 
other sections), I think that the audience for WCAG needs a simple, 
accurate term here.

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