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Re: WCAG review 1 - making content clear and futtcher proofing

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 17:33:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0508011732040.20713@aristotle.multipattern.com>

> Programmatically determined means that the specific value can be
> determined in a standard, machine or software readable form.

> Proposal : Can we add a success criteria to 3.1 that: Relative 
> importance of sections of the content can be programmatically 
> determined?

Which (X)HTML elements *in use today* would unambiguously provide that 
programmatic determination? (Do not respond that WCAG2 must be 
technology-neutral; if you can't make a guideline work today, your 
guideline *doesn't work*.)

> Issue 4: Re: A mechanism is available for identifying specific
> definitions of words used in an unusual or restricted way, including
> idioms and jargon. [I]
> Lisa: I would add the word confusing so that it reads "words used in an
> unusual, confusing or restricted way"

Guidelines requiring definitions must be eliminated. They aren't the 
author's responsibility. You got a problem with a word, *you* look it up.


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