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programmatically determined (was: WCAG 1.0 Checkpoint 10.2 Action item)

From: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:06:48 +0200
Message-ID: <43156518.9090309@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Ben Caldwell wrote:

> I wonder if our current definition of "programmatically determined" is 
> confusing things here.
> "programmatically determined" is currently defined as follows:
> programmatically determined means that the specific value can be 
> determined in a standard, machine or software readable form.

I think, this shifts a lot of problems from the web content to the user 
agent, where they might be solved better. Do the UAAG cover this?

> We've been using the term in discussions as though it means that 
> assistive technology has access to the programmatically determined 
> information, but that is not made explicit in the definition as written.

Has access? Could (theoretically) have access?

Johannes Koch - Competence Center BIKA
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT.LIFE)
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