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Definition of baseline

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 01:33:03 -0600
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I am working on the glossary 

I think the current definition of baseline is not quite correct and very
hard to decipher. 

 

 

CURRENT DEFINITION

 

baseline

 

Set of technologies assumed to be supported by, and enabled in, user agents
in order for Web content to conform to these guidelines.

 

Note: Some examples of entities that may set baselines that an author may
have to follow include the author, a company, a customer and government
entities.

 

 


PROPOSE DEFINITION

 

 

baseline

 

set of technologies assumed to be supported by, and enabled in, user agents 

 

NOTE 1: Baseline is used by authors to determine which technologies they can
assume are active when they build accessible content.

NOTE 2: Baseline is used by users to determine what technologies they must
have (and have turned on) in there user agents in order to have general
access to websites. (If specific websites specify what they "rely upon"
users can access those sites by simply having the technologies 'relied upon'
active in their user agents)

NOTE 3: Organizations or Governments can use Baselines to set reasonable
expectations (and limits on expectations) for what technologies their
constituents will need to have supported in their user agents.

NOTE 4: Some examples of entities that may set baselines that an author may
have to follow include the author, a company, a customer and government
entities. 

 

 

 

 

 


Gregg

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