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RE: working definition of baseline

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 11:44:55 -0500
To: "'John M Slatin'" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>, "'Web Content Guidelines'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050506164508.65B3A1CC418@m14.spamarrest.com>

Perhaps change  "a set"  to "any set"  


 
Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of John M Slatin
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 9:56 AM
To: jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au; Web Content Guidelines
Subject: RE: working definition of baseline


Jason writes:

<blockquote>
<propose>
A minimum set of technologies assumed in the design of Web content to be
supported by, and enabled in, all user agents capable of providing a user
interface for the content. Only user agents in which every technology in the
baseline is supported and enabled can present the information in and allow a
user to operate the functionality of the content. </propose> </blockquote>

I do think this is clearer, but would like to suggest an addition that Becky
called for in an earlier thread about defining baseline.  

It's been a working assumption that somewhere in the Techniques documents
we'll be talking about three possible baselines-- for the sake of argument
I'll call them Minimalist, Pragmatist, and Futurologist-- and the techniques
that support each of them.

I think our definition of baseline should be worded in such a way as to
acknowledge the existence of multiple baselines-- I'm worried that the
definition above sounds too much like there is One and Only One True
Baseline.  So I propose the following:

<newProposal>
A minimum set of technologies assumed in the design of Web content to be
supported by, and enabled in, all user agents capable of providing a user
interface for the content. Only user agents in which every technology in the
defined baseline is supported and enabled can present the information in and
allow a user to operate the functionality of the content. 
</newProposal>

John
"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Jason White
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 4:04 am
To: Web Content Guidelines
Subject: Re: working definition of baseline



Let's try this again:

<propose>
A minimum set of technologies assumed in the design of Web content to be
supported by, and enabled in, all user agents capable of providing a user
interface for the content. Only user agents in which every technology in the
baseline is supported and enabled can present the information in and allow a
user to operate the functionality of the content. </propose>

Is this clearer?
Received on Friday, 6 May 2005 16:45:42 UTC

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