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Re: Thinking aloud...Definitions (pre-Guideline 1.1 summary)

From: Wendy Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 16:57:09 -0400
Message-ID: <4266C225.1040909@w3.org>
To: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Tim,
Thank you for helping ensure we are consistent with other W3C documents.
FYI: I looked up definitions in the W3C glossary [1] and many of the 
definitions came from W3C sources. Some verbatim, some I used similar 
language but attempted to use plain language because of our intended 
audience. Here's the history:

    * text - based on XML 1.1 spec [2], similar to UAAG 1.0 [5]
    * unicode - combo of I18N text [3] and unicode [7]
    * content - essential components of web accessibility [4]
    * functional - no w3c definition that fit my needs. most talk about
      "functions" as in mathematical or programming. wanted something
      higher level. looked to dictionary.com
    * non-text content - similar to but simpler than uaag 1.0
      definitions [6]

Best,
--wendy

[1] <http://www.w3.org/2003/glossary/>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml11-20040204/#charsets>
[3] 
<http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/tutorial-char-enc/en/all.html#Slide0040>
[4] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/components>
[5] <http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10/glossary.html#def-text>
[6] <http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10/glossary.html#def-non-text-content>
[7] <http://www.unicode.org/standard/WhatIsUnicode.html>

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wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
http://www.w3.org/WAI/
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