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Re: Glossary "non-text content" Small Nit

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 15:45:46 -0400
Message-ID: <00e601c5d02e$b4b263b0$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Matt May" <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>
Cc: "'WAI WCAG List'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Thanks Matt for the clarification.

Getting back to our definition of "non-text content"...

Here's the current definition:
"Content that is not represented by a Unicode character or sequence of 
Unicode characters".

The idea behind the change was to ensure that encoding the content (e.g. 
binary to ASCII or ASCII to binary) did not change its status as text or 
not. It's the native state of the thing that matters.

I suggested:
"Content that is not represented by a Unicode character or sequence of 
Unicode characters in its native format."

Christophe Strobbe suggested:
"Content that is not represented by a Unicode character or sequence of 
Unicode characters in the content's character encoding scheme." This 
addressed Loretta's concern about PDF files.

Roberto Scano suggested:
"Content that is not provided through operating system functions for 
displaying text." (from Section 508, 1194.21 letter f)

Any others?

Cheers,
Chris
Received on Thursday, 13 October 2005 19:46:09 GMT

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