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RE: [wcag2] Definition of 'complex content'

From: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 15:27:19 +0200
To: <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200408190924265.SM03156@Inbox>

Agree with Yvette proposal.

----- Messaggio originale -----
    Da: "Yvette P. Hoitink"<y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
    Inviato: 19/08/04 15.16.07
    A: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org"<w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
    Oggetto: RE: [wcag2] Definition of 'complex content'
    
    
    > 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 :)
    > 
    
    Hi Jens,
    
    I like the drift of your formulation but I think some of the wording is too
    complex and the sentences are too long. 
    There are several words or phrases which I think are hard to understand or
    unclear:
    Capacious
    Ordered too dense
    Kindred information chuncks
    Observance
    
    I also think we should include difficult language as an example of complex
    content. 
    
    <Counter-proposal>
    Content is considered complex if it is hard to analyze or understand it.
    Following these guidelines helps to make content less complex.
    
    Examples of complex content:
    * content that contains much information
    * content that uses words the visitor doesn't know
    * content that is presented very close together
    * content that consists of many parts 
    * content that uses different presentation styles for similar types of
    information. 
    </counter-proposal>
    
    Yvette Hoitink
    Heritas, Enschede, the Netherlands
    E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
    WWW: http://www.heritas.nl
    
    
    
    

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