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Re: Use of the word "appropriate" in 2.0 guidelines

From: Kerstin Goldsmith <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 14:32:47 -0800
Message-ID: <402BFF0F.4050400@oracle.com>
To: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>
Looks like the only way this fits into the definition of "testable" is 
via the "8 out of 10 experts agree" criteria.

-Kerstin

David MacDonald wrote:

> Hi all
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> I took an action item to look at the word "Appropriate" in the 2.0 
> guidelines to see if it interferes with our "testability" criteria. 
> Just for interest, I've included the informative part also after the 
> success criteria items.
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> David MacDonald
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> E-RAMP Inc.
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>         Level 2 Success Criteria for Guideline 2.3
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>    1. animation or other content does not visibly or purposely flicker
>       between 3 and 49 Hz. [Y]
>    2. content that might create a problem has been tested [using XYZ
>       tool]; only pages with unavoidable flicker remain and
>       appropriate warnings along with a close alternative presentation
>       have been provided for these pages. [Y]
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>         Level 3 Success Criteria for Guideline 2.4
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>    1. the content has been reviewed, taking into account the following
>       strategies for facilitating orientation and movement, applying
>       them as appropriate. [Y]
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>         Level 3 Success Criteria for Guideline 3.2
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>    1. a list is provided on the page or home page of URIs to cascading
>       dictionaries that can or should be used to define abbreviations
>       or acronyms.[I#350
>       <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=350>]
>    2. the content has been reviewed, taking into account the following
>       strategies for determining the definition of abbreviations and
>       acronyms, applying them as appropriate. [Y]
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>         Level 2 Success Criteria for Guideline 3.3
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>    1. the content has been reviewed, taking into account the following
>       strategies for evaluating the complexity of the content
>       <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#complex-contentdef#complex-contentdef>,
>       applying them as appropriate. [Y]
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> g)     inclusion of non-text content to supplement text for key pages 
> or sections of the site where they felt it was appropriate.
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>         Level 3 Success Criteria for Guideline 3.3
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>    1. the content has been reviewed, taking into account the
>       strategies for evaluating the complexity of content
>       <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#complex-content-notes#complex-content-notes>,
>       applying them as appropriate. [Y]
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>         Level 3 Success Criteria for Guideline 3.4
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>    1. user can select a different location for navigation elements in
>       the layout of the page.[I#352
>       <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=352>] [Y]
>    2. the content has been reviewed, taking into account common ideas
>       for making content consistent and predictable
>       <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#consistent-predictable-notes#consistent-predictable-notes>,
>       applying them as appropriate. [Y]
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>         Here are informative parts of the guidelines that use the word
>         "appropriate."
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>          Examples of Guideline 1.4 (Informative)
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>     * Example 1: an acronym in a page title.
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> In the following heading, "People of the W3C." the acronym "W3C" is 
> marked as an acronym. Because it has been marked appropriately, the 
> user agent would be able to speak the letters of the acronym one at a 
> time rather than attempting to pronounce it as though it were a word.
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>         Examples of Guideline 1.5 (Informative)
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>     * Example 1: documentation for a product.
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> Identifying chapters in the structure of a book is appropriate ....
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>         Benefits of Guideline 3.1 (Informative)
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>     * Phrases from various languages are often interspersed in
>       writing. When these phrases are identified, a speech synthesizer
>       can voice text with the appropriate accent and pronunciation
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>         Benefits of Guideline 3.1 (Informative)
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>     * Phrases from various languages are often interspersed in
>       writing. When these phrases are identified, a speech synthesizer
>       can voice text with the appropriate accent and pronunciation.
>       When they are not identified, the speech synthesizer will use
>       the default accent and pronunciation of the language on the rest
>       of the page, which can make the phrase unintelligible.
>       Identifying changes in language will also allow a tool to ask
>       for automatic translations of that content. When editing
>       content, authoring tools can switch between appropriate spelling
>       dictionaries.
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>         Benefits of Guideline 3.2 (Informative)
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>     * Defining key terms and specialized language will help people who
>       are not familiar with the topic.
>     * Providing the expansion of abbreviations and acronyms not only
>       helps people who are not familiar with the abbreviation or
>       acronym but can clarify which meaning of an abbreviation or
>       acronym is appropriate to use.
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