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RE: downloads - take 2

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 15:59:33 -0500
Message-Id: <200511172059.jAHKxZIu018572@mail3.magma.ca>
To: "'Gregg Vanderheiden'" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

I find the definition of downloaded content a little cyclical...

"Note: If data, software or other materials are downloaded over the 
    internet but are not rendered via a user agent then they are not 
    considered Web content and are not covered by these guidelines."

The definition of a user agent is:

"Any software that retrieves and renders Web content for users. This may
include Web browsers, media players, plug-ins, and other programs -
including assistive technologies - that help in retrieving and rendering Web
content."


So if we put the 2 definitions together we get something like this:

"Downloaded content is not part of the web if it is not rendered in a
product that helps in retrieving and rendering web content..."

I don't know if that is a very succinct definition...

David MacDonald

.Access empowers people
            .barriers disable them.

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Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:38 PM
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Subject: downloads - take 2


 
OK lets try this one for size. 
Changes  "viewed" to "used"   
Rendered may be a bit narrow.

Anyway - thoughts? 

Editorial Note: 
    The working group is considering adding the following note
    to the conformance section to differentiate Web Content from standard
    stand alone software and other products that are downloaded over the  
    Internet and not used via a user agent.

    "Note: If data, software or other materials are downloaded over the 
    internet but are not rendered via a user agent then they are not 
    considered Web content and are not covered by these guidelines." 






Everyone please look at this for today. 
 
Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Received on Thursday, 17 November 2005 20:59:55 GMT

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