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programmatically determined (was RE: Navigational features)

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 10:59:01 -0500
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB50B2D4A46@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: "Guide Lines list" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

> Bruce, would this sort of edit address your concerns?


> There *would* be a tradeoff -- the Guidelines document would become somewhat longer.

The length issue is more of concern for the checklist, IMHO.

Can we replace:
can be recognized by user agents, including assistive technologies, that support the technologies in the chosen baseline 

With just:
can be recognized by user agents, including assistive technologies

It would seem to me that the reference to baseline is redundant, but a helpful addition to the glossary.  It seems safe to me to omit from guidelines and success criteria.  If so, now we are down to just an extra fifty (or so) words.

> It would be a little trickier for the other two.

Agreed, but I think this approach is on the right track.  In either case, one can argue that you have made an improvement over the 508 equivalent "identified with functional text that can be read by assistive technology".
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