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RE: John's proposed wording for Principle 4

From: Wendy Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 14:14:30 -0400
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To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

At 01:24 PM 7/15/2005, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
>Hmm. Content/delivery units is/are encoded with certain technologies, 
>according to WCAG's definition of technology ("Technology means a data 
>format, programming or markup language, protocol or API"), but in this 
>principle we mean "user agents, protocols and APIs", not data formats or 
>markup languages. The semantics of "technology" are too ambiguous.

Good catch. Although, I think by ensuring the content works with user 
agents, we ensure that the interaction between user, assistive technologies 
and user agents is through protocols and APIs, so I think we can leave it 
as "user agents."

Building on Neil's proposal:
Content is able to work with current and future technologies

What if we said:
Content is able to work with current and future user agents, including 
assistive technologies.

Even though our definition of user agents [1] is borrowed from UAAG 1.0 and 
includes assistive technologies, in other places in WCAG 2.0 we use 
"including assistive technologies" to avoid confusion.  I'm happy to leave 
it at "user agents."  if others feel that is more appropriate.

Thoughts?
--wendy

[1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#useragentdef> 
Received on Friday, 15 July 2005 18:19:50 GMT

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