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Proposal - Definition of Programmatically determined

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 00:51:24 -0600
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Programmatically determined


determined by software from information provided in a standard, open,
publicly documented and supported way.


*         Note:  Standard does not necessarily imply a formal standard.  A
format that is widely accepted an supported would also count as a de facto


*         Note:  Open means that user agents and  assisted technologies
would not have to pay a royalty in order to extract and present the
"programmatically determinable" information to the user.


*         Note: Publicly documented here means that documents are available
in a free and accessible manner to the public.   Availability on the Web is

*         Note: Supported means that sufficient user agents and assisted
technologies support the method for extracting and presenting this
information.  What is deemed as "sufficient" is determined by those setting
the technologies to be included in the baseline.    One of the factors that
should be considered before adding a technology to the baseline would be the
availability of sufficient affordable user agents and assisted technologies
which support the technology.   


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