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Re: What does WCAG mean by "a set of Web units"

From: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 08:22:29 +0200
Message-ID: <44E55CA5.2060504@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Cc: WAI WCAG List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Dear Loretta, all,

I think you cannot discuss what "a set of Web units" is, when you don't
even have clearly defined what a Web unit is. See on this topic, i.e.
[1], based upon comments of Johannes Koch, Christophe Strobbe, Carlos
Iglesias and myself in this list and in ERT.

regards,
carlos

[1]
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2006Aug/0007.html>

Loretta Guarino Reid wrote:
> A number of our success criteria involve properties of a Web unit within
> a set of Web units:
> 
> *//*
> 
> */2.4.1/* A mechanism is available to bypass blocks of content that are
> repeated on multiple Web units.
> 
> */2.4.2/* More than one way is available to locate content within a set
> of Web units where content is not the result of, or a step in, a process
> or task.
> 
> */2.4.7/* Information about the user's location within a set of Web
> units is available.
> 
> */3.2.3/* Navigational mechanisms that are repeated on multiple Web
> units within a set of Web units occur in the same relative order each
> time they are repeated, unless a change is initiated by the user.
> 
> */3.2.4/* Components that have the same functionality within a set of
> Web units are identified consistently.
> 
> We received several comments that point out that the set of Web units is
> not well defined, and that these SC can be satisfied trivially if the
> “set of Web units” is just the Web unit itself. What “set of Web units”
> should an author be considering so that we gain the accessibility
> benefits of these SC? Clearly the entire web is too large and the Web
> unit itself is too small.
> 
> We started a discussion at the end of today’s call about what we mean,
> in these SC, by a set of Web units. Some of the ideas that were
> discussed included:
> 
> -       the web site
> 
> -       the contents of the conformance statement
> 
> -       a set of Web units that is intended by its author to be used
> together
> 
> -       all of the Web units within a site that can be reached from the
> graph starting at some root Web unit.
> 
> More thoughts or suggestions?
> 
> Loretta
> 
> ///////Loretta Guarino Reid/
> 
> lguarino@adobe.com
> 
> Adobe Systems, Acrobat Engineering
> 

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