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RE: [wcag2] Definition of 'complex content'

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 14:12:07 +0200 (MEST)
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <10028.1092917527@www38.gmx.net>

Hi Gregg,

> Do you have a final recommendation?

first of all -- apologies for the late reply. Meanwhile, I created a new
definition for 'complex content' (please see my initial message [1] for
details) to be included in the Working Draft [2]:

"In general, content is considered complex if it requires much effort and
trouble to be analyzed or understood. In particular, this could mean that
the displayed information is too capacious, is ordered too dense, consists
of many interconnected parts or uses different presentation styles for
kindred information chunks.

Observance of these guidelines helps to make sure that content does not
become too complex."

Feedback and comments are appreciated, and I hope this definition is
basically suited for our needs. (And I especially hope the finishing
sentence reaches consent :)

Best regards,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2004AprJun/0881.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#id4517396

Jens Meiert
Interface Architect (IxD)

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