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RE: Bug 506 - Defn of Structure

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 12:32:42 -0600
To: "'David MacDonald'" <befree@magma.ca>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000218211824@spamarrest.com>
David 

 

We have this wonderful term and concept of  "delivery unit"  that addresses
this I think.

 

The guidelines only deal with the "delivery unit" - so that would take care
of the problem you describe I believe. 

 

 

PS - if the source invokes a transcoder then the output of the transcoder is
the "delivery unit".  

If the user invokes a transcoder of their choice - then the transcoder is a
'user agent' and the delivery unit is what goes INTO the transcoder. 

 

 
Gregg

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

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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of David MacDonald
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 8:53 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Bug 506 - Defn of Structure

 

Quite a while back I was assigned the task of clarifying the definition of
structure based on University of Kansas comments.

 

http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=506 

 

My proposed wording is in the Doc now. 

 

But the bug is still sending me daily reminders, I think perhaps because an
action item was taken by Jason and John to look at it. 

 

There is one piece of the University of Kansas' concerns that have not yet
been addressed. That is the clarification between structural backend code,
and structure of what is delivered to the client.(For example the difference
between backend PHP commands, which they consider to be structural elements,
that the user doesn't receive and HTML code like H1, H2 etc that the user
does receive.) 

 

So I think they would want a phrase like "structural elements that are
received by the client" in the definition.

 

I don't know if we can make that distinction without getting into some nasty
gray areas with transcoders and the like.but I though I would bring it up
since that was their concern. And I'm hoping to close the bug and the
friendly daily Bugzilla emails.

 

Cheers

David MacDonald

 
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