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RE: Definition of baseline

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:54:08 -0800
To: "'Christophe Strobbe'" <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004f01c637e1$5df9d060$650fa8c0@home>



Do we need to say "Government entities", why not just "Government". It's
awkward to and redundant to have the second occurrence of "entities", I
suggest. 

David MacDonald
www.eramp.com 

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Subject: RE: Definition of baseline



Davic MacDonald wrote:
<blockquote>
<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>
</blockquote>

At 16:35 22/02/2006, Gregg Vanderheiden responded:
<blockquote>
(...)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?
</blockquote>

I agree. If no baseline is set by a government, company or customer, the 
developer has to define it. He has to turn the baseline implied by his 
choice of technologies into an explicit statement.

I also think that note 4 can drop the word "some" (implied by "include") 
and the second "may" (following the baseline is not meant to be optional). 
So it would become:
<proposal>
Note 4: Examples of entities that may set baselines that an author has to 
follow include the author, a company, a customer and government entities.
</proposal>

Regards,

Christophe Strobbe


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