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RE: GL3.1 L3 SC2 concern?

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 11:21:22 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B02505FB9@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Tim Boland" <frederick.boland@nist.gov>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Tim wrote:

<blockquote>
Is it possible to more specifically (objectively) define what we mean by

"unusual" in the
context of GL3.1L3SC2, or perhaps employ another term which may be more 
testable,
or (most radical) remove the term entirely from the SC, so that the
phrase 
would be
"words used in a restricted way"?
</blockquote>

Thanks, Tim. I would *prefer* to find another, more testable term than
"unusual" here, but I think I could *live with* your "more radical"
proposal to remove it altogether, so that the SC addresses "words used
in a restricted way."

I need to think about this some more-- trying to figure out if we lose
anything important by deleting "unusual."

I believe the JIS includes a guideline asking authors to avoid using
words that are  likely to be unfamiliar to the intended audience; where
such terms cannot be avoided, JIS asks for definitions.

It's my understanding that JIS does not have the same requirements about
testability that WCAG 2.0 has. Thus they can use terms like "intended
audience," etc., in ways that we can't.

John

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Subject: GL3.1 L3 SC2 concern?



I also have a concern about testability of "unusual" as stated in
GL3.1L3 
SC2.  I agree with the
concern I thought I heard expressed at the November 3 teleconference on 
this topic.
Is it possible to more specifically (objectively) define what we mean by

"unusual" in the
context of GL3.1L3SC2, or perhaps employ another term which may be more 
testable,
or (most radical) remove the term entirely from the SC, so that the
phrase 
would be
"words used in a restricted way"?

Thanks  and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

  At 02:00 PM 11/4/2005 +0000, you wrote:



>Yesterday, I heard this argument only in the context of GL 3.1 L3 SC2 
>(definitions for words used in an unusual or restricted way), so I 
>object to your generalization.
Received on Friday, 4 November 2005 17:21:26 GMT

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