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RE: 'event' (was RE: Techniques for GL 4.2 L1 SC6)

From: Stottlemyer, Diane L. <Diane.Stottlemyer@drs.virginia.gov>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 08:47:32 -0400
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To: "Christophe Strobbe" <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Thanks, I understand that event is more for programming 


From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org on behalf of Christophe Strobbe
Sent: Thu 10/27/2005 4:37 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: 'event' (was RE: Techniques for GL 4.2 L1 SC6)

At 18:55 26/10/2005, Stottlemyer, Diane L. wrote:

>proposed: providing an event in a form that AT expects for the
>   whenever a change of structure...
>For event, you may consider using the word process as an alternative.

No. "event" is a widely used and well-understood term: it is not only
used in JavaScript, but in a host of other languages such as Java,
Python, C++, C#, Flash, VoiceXML, etcetera. It is also used in UML
(Unified Modelling Language), a language for designing software
applications that is indpendent of any (object-oriented) programming
language. "process" means something completely different, in UML and


Christophe Strobbe

>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org on behalf of Michael Cooper
>Sent: Wed 10/26/2005 12:50 PM
>To: WAI GL (E-mail)
>Subject: Techniques for GL 4.2 L1 SC6
>At the Face to Face last week we decided to go to the list about
>techniques for Guideline 4.2 Level 1 Success Criterion 6 [1]: Changes to
>content, structure, selection, focus, attributes, values, state, and
>relationships within the content can be  programmatically determined.
>What we have for techniques is the following:
>* Providing an event whenever a change to structure, selection, focus,
>attributes, values,
>   state, or relationships occur.
>   als: Is "event" a platform-independent term?
>[1] http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Guide_to_4.2_L1_SC_6
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