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RE: CleverKeys, dictionary.com and "programmatically located"

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 08:15:29 -0600
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To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>, "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <nabe@lab.twcu.ac.jp>

Charles, thanks for highlighting the difficulty you experienced in
interpreting the success criteria under 3.1; I'll see if I can come up
with a statement that specifies the intent more clearly; then we can
argue about whether that *should* be what we intend or not...

John


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Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 6:18 pm
To: Gregg Vanderheiden
Cc: 'Wendy A Chisholm'; 'WAI GL'; nabe@lab.twcu.ac.jp
Subject: RE: CleverKeys, dictionary.com and "programmatically located"



We seem to have a disagreement of degree on what "the rough direction"
means. Anyway, I certainly misunderstood the success criteria despite
trying carefully to read them and test them. I still think that implies
that they are not clearly enough specifying what they mean.

Perhaps having examples in the techniques would help.

We almost certainly have a disagreement about whether pointing to the
correct definition is required. And I am not convinced that it would be
messy to make that happen - in the same way as it turns out that you
don't need to mark up each word to get to a dictionary entry for them.
It seems tht as a group our understanding of this technology is still
pretty basic, so we might be making unjustifiable assumptions about it,
and basing decisions on those.

cheers

Chaals

On Tue, 23 Mar 2004, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:

>It doesn't just point you in a rough direction.
>It points you to the definition - like the definition in a dictionary.
>
>It doesn't tell you which definition is the one to use - but it would 
>be more that pointing you in a rough direction.
>
>The reason we didn't specify that the individual definition be 
>indicated is that it would require that each word with multiple 
>definitions be marked up. That would be a mess.
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