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Re: Proposed response to the WAIC public comment

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 19:47:15 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <288961.91930.qm@web111702.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
By creating blog entries or responding to emails, a user is creating content without going through the author. But the email application itself is solely under the author’s control and this interface cannot be changed by a user. I do not dispute for a moment that such an email application or an audio-video player for that matter is a widget and is also Web content. But I do not think the following references the actual application interface or widget-type of Web content: 
> "Sometimes, Web pages are created that will later have additional
> content added to them. For example, an email program, a blog, an
> article that allows users to add comments, or applications supporting
user-contributed content. ..."

Actual audio-video content uploaded to be rendered via a YouTube player is content like an email entry or blog entry. The YouTube or video player application is content like the email application that is not user modifiable. 
That is the distinction I am trying to highlight though both constitute Web content. 
So it is not clear why the draft document says the following:
> Your example describes the YouTube player as not under the author's
> control; it may be updated without notice. The independent update of
> the player does sound similar to the examples above, so it could be
> considered third party content.

About the Word/Excel viewer: I realized that was an inappropriate example soon after I sent that email.

Received on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:47:50 UTC

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