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RE: Proposal for Guideline 1.1 (Definition of content)

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:34:18 -0500
To: "'John M Slatin'" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050428193419.7BBEC1CC3F6@m14.spamarrest.com>
I find the end of the definition confusing.    We say we use it 3 ways.  And
it appears we mean different things by it in each.   So we would need 3
definitions?  

 

When we say "used to mean A" and "Used to mean B"  it sounds like two
definitions.

 

Do we really mean that they are different meanings?  Or just different
places that we use it.  If different meanings then I think we have trouble
using it in any SC unless we specify what meaning we mean. 

 

I think we are closing on it - but are not there yet.

 

 
Gregg

 -- ------------------------------ 
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
 
Subject: Re: Proposal for Guideline 1.1 (Definition of content)

 

Wendy writes:

<blockquote>

content

 

Proposed definition: Information that forms Web sites and Web
applications: the code and markup that define the structure,
presentation, and interaction, as well as text, images, and sounds
that convey information to the end-user. In this specification, the
noun "content" is used in three ways:

 

1. It is used to mean the delivery unit as a whole or in
parts - the information that the author provides such that the user
agent can generate an accessible perceivable unit(s).
2. It is used to mean the perceivable unit(s) as a whole or
in parts.
3. It is used in the term non-text content.

 

 

</blockquote>

 

I like this definition. But I'm not quite clear on the relationship between
the first two sentences (both have colons).

 

This is probably a small editorial change but given the importance of the
term "content" to what we're doing, it's critical that the definition be
clear.

 

John


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