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RE: Proposal - Definition of Programmatically determined

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 12:41:27 -0500
To: "'Gregg Vanderheiden'" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "'WCAG-WG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000f01c645fc$31a722f0$650fa8c0@home>
I like it. Just a couple of things I would suggest:

 

1) There is a typo in the first bullet. "an" should be "and".

2) I'm not sure that we should use the word "preferred" in a normative
document. It is not very testable. I would propose: 

 

<proposed>Note: Publicly documented here means that documents are available
in a free and accessible manner to the public, including availability on the
Web. </proposed>

If they are on the web with their technology, I think there would be no good
reason for them not to be on the web with their "free and accessible"
documentation.

 

David MacDonald

www.eramp.com <http://www.eramp.com/>  

 

 

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Of Gregg Vanderheiden
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Subject: Proposal - Definition of Programmatically determined

 

 

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
standard.  

 

*         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
preferred. 

*         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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