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

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:40:50 -0600
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, 'David MacDonald' <befree@magma.ca>
Message-id: <0HT500EFC844VP@smtp4.doit.wisc.edu>
Hi David

 

 

   I propose we do the following.    

My suggestions in marked with GV: and are inside of Davids report so that
you can see them in context.

 

In Brief.

 

1 - Delete the word from Guidelines 2.3

 

2 - GV:   Add an Editors Note to all the rest of the checkpoints cited that
reads:   
Items of the form  "The content has been reviewed and." will all be removed
from the guidelines as soon as we can figure out how to handle the content
referred to by them.  This type of item is untestable without interviewing
the webmaster or manager and because of the word 'appropriate'.

 

3 - leave all the words as they are in the informative sections.

 


Level 2 Success Criteria for Guideline 2.3 


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] 

GV:  Just delete the word 'appropriate'


Level 3 Success Criteria for Guideline 2.4 


1.	the content has been reviewed, taking into account the following
strategies for facilitating orientation and movement, applying them as
appropriate. [Y] 

GV:   Add an Editors Note:   
Items of the form  "The content has been reviewed and." will all be removed
from the guidelines as soon as we can figure out how to handle the content
referred to by them.  This type of item is untestable without interviewing
the webmaster or manager and because of the word 'appropriate'. 


Level 3 Success Criteria for Guideline 3.2 


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] 

GV:   Add the same Editors Note as above.    


Level 2 Success Criteria for Guideline 3.3


1.	the content has been reviewed, taking into account the following
strategies for evaluating the
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#complex-contentdef#complex-contentdef>
complexity of the content, applying them as appropriate. [Y] 

g)     inclusion of non-text content to supplement text for key pages or
sections of the site where they felt it was appropriate. 

GV:   Add the same Editors Note as above.   


Level 3 Success Criteria for Guideline 3.3 


1.	the content has been reviewed, taking into account the strategies
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#complex-content-notes#complex-content-note
s>  for evaluating the complexity of content, applying them as appropriate.
[Y] 


GV:   Add the same Editors Note as above.   


Level 3 Success Criteria for Guideline 3.4 


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
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#consistent-predictable-notes#consistent-pr
edictable-notes>  ideas for making content consistent and predictable,
applying them as appropriate. [Y] 


GV:   Add the same Editors Note as above.   


 

 


Here are informative parts of the guidelines that use the word
"appropriate."


 Examples of Guideline 1.4 (Informative) 


*	Example 1: an acronym in a page title. 

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.


GV:   No Change.   


 


Examples of Guideline 1.5 (Informative) 


*	Example 1: documentation for a product. 

Identifying chapters in the structure of a book is appropriate ..


GV:   No Change.   


 


Benefits of Guideline 3.1 (Informative) 


*	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


GV:   No Change.   


 


Benefits of Guideline 3.1 (Informative) 


*	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.


GV:   No Change.   


 


Benefits of Guideline 3.2 (Informative) 


*	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.


GV:   No Change.   


 

 

 

 

 
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