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WCAG2 "Web Page" vs HTML5 "Web Document"

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:54:36 -0500
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Some of us may remember in about 2006 when we had the term "web unit" in the
WCAG instead of "web page" the thinking being that we needed to encompass
the broader functionality of a page with a different term ...  I mentioned
"Horse Power" which is a term that morphed pretty well into the world of
cars after people stopped using horses... and through a number of decisions
we went back to "web page" with the following explanation:



Web Page

It is important to note that, in this standard, the term "
<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/#webpagedef> Web page" includes much more than
static HTML pages. It also includes the increasingly dynamic Web pages that
are emerging on the Web, including "pages" that can present entire virtual
interactive communities. For example, the term "Web page" includes an
immersive, interactive movie-like experience found at a single URI. For more
information, see Understanding
> "Web Page".



Anyway... it appears HTML 5 has come up against this question too... they
seem to be using "Web Document" 

2.1 Terminology

...This specification uses the term document to refer to any use of HTML,
ranging from short static documents to long essays or reports with rich
multimedia, as well as to fully-fledged interactive applications. The term
is used to refer both to Document
<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#document>  objects and their
descendant DOM trees, and to serialized byte streams using the HTML syntax
<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#syntax>  or XHTML syntax
<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-xhtml-syntax> , depending on



However there are places in HTML5 where the term web page is used. I'm not
sure if that's a slip or not... should we have a discussion about that?





David MacDonald


... access empowers ...

                 ... barriers disable ...




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