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Re: 3.1: Proposal with several updated SC

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 16:01:09 +1000
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050525060109.GC8050@jdc>

This proposal is an improvement over its ancestors, which shows that 
excellent work is indeed underway thanks to John's efforts in responding 
to comments and the thoughtful suggestions offered at last week's 
meeting.

Languages for which comprehensive dictionaries do not exist remain of 
concern. We could simply decide that content written in these languages 
can't conform until a dictionary is compiled, or we could somehow try to 
make the level 1 requirement relative to baseline technologies 
associated
 with dictionaries. In many Web technologies, the usual means of 
identifying languages is with country/language codes as defined in the 
relevant RFC (I've forgotten the number). Not every language would have 
such a code, and this is bound to be especially true of indigenous 
languages - so again, either such content doesn't conform, or this needs 
to be made relative to some sort of baseline assumption.

It would also be useful to clarify what is meant by a "measure" of 
educational level, and what exactly would count as satisfying this 
criterion.

>From a quick review, I don't find much to comment on at levels 2 and 3, 
which are well crafted.
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