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RE: Definition of baseline

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 09:35:49 -0600
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Hmmmmm

 

But the author is in fact one person who may (have to) set a baseline.
They would then have to go by it when creating pages.  If no one else sets
one, they can't conform without setting one - could they?  

 


Gregg

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From: David MacDonald [mailto:befree@magma.ca] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:22 AM
To: 'Gregg Vanderheiden'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Definition of baseline

 

I like this definition of Baseline much better. It is clearer and easier to
understand. I think it is a good idea to have these notes. I just a couple
of recommendations.

 

<Gregg's_propsal>

>>>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's_propsal>

 

I don't think the author should be included as an entity that the author may
have to follow. I would break this out to a separate sentence. I don't think
the second occurrence of "entities" is necessary. So, I would say:

 

<amended_proposal>

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

</amended_proposal>

 

Cheers

David MacDonald

 

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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:33 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Definition of baseline

 

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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