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minor comments for UA Guidelines and Techniques 20000310

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 02:14:07 -0800
Message-Id: <v04210102b500ec1035b8@[24.25.222.186]>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Cc: w3t-comm@w3.org
For the UA Guidelines' Proposed Recommendation Last Call, these are a 
few minor editorial comments for the Guidelines [1], Checklists 
[2,3], and Techniques [4] "work in progress."

Three notes on style:

1. Personally (and I did not list them here), I try to eliminate 
"slash/pairs" when possible; this joining/construct may mean 
something for "and/or", but choosing the most pertinent term, or 
combining terms with hyphens or conjunctions strikes me as a more 
precise way to express a pair of ideas.

2. Contractions seem a bit colloquial for a formal specification. If 
you agree, the one instance each of "can't", "hasn't", "don't" could 
read "cannot," "has not", and "do not."

3. I wasn't sure if you wish to cut down on markup overhead by 
eliminating links to the glossary from the checkpoints, so I didn't 
list those links. For many of the checkpoints, glossary items are 
anchors without class .dfn-instance markup. For example, in 2. 
Guideline 1 checkpoint 1.1, API is <a href="#def-api">API</a> but in 
the paragraph before the checkpoints, API is <a href="#def-api" 
rel="glossary" title="Definition of  Application Programming 
Interface (API)"><span class="dfn-instance">APIs</span></a>.

 From here on, a section number is followed by a paragraph or list 
item number, then a quote, and then some idea of a suggestion. 
Comments are in brackets [].


Guidelines
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1.2 Ensure that the user interface is accessible - 2nd to last par., 
and 1.4 par. 1 (twice), 2. par. 1, 6.1 Note, and 3. Recognize, and in 
Techniques Appendix 6 for Recognize
Techniques Document
Techniques document [This is my best guess for capitalization.]

1.2 Help orient the user - list item 1
stalled, etc., Graphical
stalled, etc. Graphical

1.2 Help orient the user - list item 2
an audio clip the structure
an audio clip, the structure

1.7 Well-formed conformance claims - last par.
http://somewhere.com/checkpoints
[somewhere.com is a registered domain. You could consider using 
example.com, example.net, or example.org instead, which IANA reserved 
for examples. See RFC 2606 section 3 [5].]

3. Events and scripting [also in Techniques glossary]
a script, called an event handler),
a script, called an event handler,

3. Properties, values, and defaults [also in Techniques]
"...Style information (e.g., fonts, colors, voice inflection,
     etc.) may come from the elements themselves (e.g.,
     certain style attributes in HTML)..."
[Not sure, but could read:]
     Style information (e.g., fonts, colors, voice inflection,
     etc.) may come from the elements themselves (e.g.,
     certain font and phrase elements in HTML)

3. Focus, content focus... [also in Techniques]
co-exist
coexist

3. Selection, current selection... [also in Techniques]
co-exist
coexist

3. Views, viewports... [also in Techniques]
headers
headings

co-exist
coexist


Checklists
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Checkpoint 11.1
[[WCAG10]]
<a href="#ref-WCAG10" title="Link to reference WCAG10">[WCAG10]</a>

Checkpoint 5.3 is repeated.

Checkpoint 5.5
etc.)
etc.).


Techniques
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At least the first time it's mentioned, "Internet Explorer [IE]" 
maybe could say "Internet Explorer for Windows 95, Windows 98, and 
Windows NT [IE-WIN]". There is a Macintosh version (5.0 ships this 
month) and I presume Windows and Unix versions.

2. Checkpoint 1.2 - list item 4
API are
APIs are

2. Checkpoint 1.2 - list item 5
and for the X Windows System or Motif it is the X library (XLIB).
[to match the others in this sentence you could say:]
and the X library (XLIB) for the X Windows System or Motif.

2. Checkpoint 1.2 - 2nd to last list item
graphical cue
graphical cues

These queues
These cues

2. Checkpoint 2.1 - 2nd to last list item
10.5 )"Server Error 5xx")
10.5 ("Server Error 5xx")

2. Checkpoint 2.5 list item 6
"...Automatic setting of accept-language the operating system
     language may result in the user receiving messages from
     servers that do not have a match to this single language
     although they have acceptable other languages to the
     users."
[could read:]
     Automatic setting of Accept-Language as the operating system
     language may result in the user receiving messages from
     servers that do not have a match to this single language
     although they do have other languages acceptable to the user.

2. Checkpoint 5.5 - list item 1
Java Code
Java code

2. Checkpoint 5.7 - last list item
Internet Explorer [IE].
in Internet Explorer [IE].

2. end of Guideline 5.9, and Appendix 9.1
"Microsoft Active Accessibility" [MSAA].
apparently moved to http://www.microsoft.com/enable/msaa/default.htm

"The Inter-Client communication conventions manual" [ICCCM].
[Might help to know which file to look for in this FTP directory.]

"Accessibility for applications designers" [MS-ENABLE].
[The first link (http://www.microsoft.com/enable/dev/apps.htm) moved 
with no forwarding address evident. The second link (as listed in 
Appendix 9.1), "Built-in accessibility features", connects.]

2. Checkpoint 6.2 - list item 2
a W3C specification do not
a W3C specification does not

2. Checkpoint 7.3 - list item 3
etc.)
etc.).

2. Checkpoint 7.6 - list item 2
headers
headings

2. Checkpoint 9.5 - list item 4
a variable pitch audio signals
a variable pitch audio signal

2. Checkpoint 10.9 - list item 4
and users navigate
and users who navigate

2. Checkpoint 11.3 par. 1
It show
It shows

3.1 par. 1
Braille stream).
Braille stream.

3.1.1 par. 2 Note
header [three times]
[I'm not sure if you mean table "headers" or H1-H6 "headings".]

3.1.2 par. 1
can help them decided
can help them decide

3.1.3 - 3rd to last list item
[QUICKTIME]
[Looks like it needs a References link. Could be 
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/]

3.2 par. 2 list item 2
user style sheets with "!important"
user style sheets with "!important" declarations [or rules]

3.3 par. 2 list item 2
order alphabetical order,
order, alphabetical order,

3.4 par. 2
Use compound numbers (or letters, numbers, etc.) to introduce each list item
[You may have discussed this and I missed it. Would this principle 
apply to Checkpoints in the table of contents for UA Guidelines and 
Techniques?]

3.5 par. 3
For both of these situations,
[Three situations are listed.]
For these situations,

3.5 par. 4
"reads" a table is from its
"reads" a table from its

3.5.3 list item 5
In a table with leading row and column of TH cells
In a table with a leading row and column of TH cells

3.5.4 list item 2
how the header cell contributes the text header:
[Sorry I didn't understand this one. Maybe, "how the header cell 
presents its text"?]

3.5.4 list item 6
has a value for the "headers" attribute, then insert these
[If "value" is singular, then "these" would be "it."]
has a value for the "headers" attribute, then insert it

3.5.4 - 3rd to last list item
"...An internal TH in a row surrounded on either side by TDs
     has no means to specify to which (row or column) that TH
     overrides what existed to its left or above it."
[Sorry I couldn't follow this one. Maybe remove the parentheses? 
Could "overrides what existed to its left or above it" mean "labels 
cells to its left or above it"?]

3.5.4 last list item
"...A TH with "colspan" set needs to be included in the list
     of TH for the N-1 columns to the right of the column in
     which the TH is found."
[could be:]
     A TH with "colspan" set needs to be included in the list
     of THs for the N-1 columns to the right.

3.6 par. 1
allows benefits users
benefits users

3.6 last par.
suppress shrink and expand
suppress, shrink and expand

3.7 - 3rd list - list item 1
the author-supplied to frame equivalents
the author-supplied frame equivalents

3.7 - 3rd list - list item 10
when an action one frame causes
when an action in one frame causes

3.8.4 par. 1
an in particular
and in particular

3.10 par. 1
Not only must user agents must make
Not only must user agents make

3.12 list item 1
"header" before the text content of a header
[if this means HTML H1-H6 (otherwise no change):]
"heading" before the text content of a heading

3.12 list item 3
This user
The user

3.12 list item 5 - 2.
the headings of each column
the headers of each column

each heading
each header

3.12 list item 5 - 4.
heading [twice]
header

3.12 list item 5 - 6.
If table
If the table

4. - RepeatKeys
turn of
turn off

4. - ShowSounds
"...ShowSounds are user settings or software switches that
     the user wishes audio information to be presented
     graphically as well."
[maybe:]
     ShowSounds are user settings or software switches that
     present audio as both audio and graphics.

4. - TimeOut
turns of
turns off

4. - Apple Macintosh
OPEN APPLE (Command), OPTION (Alt)
[Not sure but maybe:]
Command (open apple), Option (Alt)

5. par. 3
similar, differing is
similar, differing in

5. Loading part... par. 1
"...You can use this feature to gain access to the object
     model of a particular running instance of Internet
     Explorer. You can also use this feature to get events
     from an instance of Internet Explorer 4.0."
[maybe:]
     You can use this feature to gain access to the object
     model of and to get events from an instance of IE.

8. [CSS-ACCESS]
I. Jacobs, J. Brewer, The
I. Jacobs, J. Brewer, 4 August 1999. The

8. [SMIL-ACCESS]
M-R. Koivunen, I. Jacobs.
M-R. Koivunen, I. Jacobs, 21 September 1999.

8. [UAAG10]
at http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10-TECHS/
at http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10/

9.1 [IBM-ACCESS]
"Software Accessibility" IBM Special Needs Systems.
"Software Accessibility". [or ,] IBM Special Needs Systems.

9.2 [AMAYA]
testbed browser/editor.
test bed browser and editor. [Or, "test-bed browser and editor." As 
far as I know, "test bed" is two words; they could be hyphenated 
here.]


For reference
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[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/PR-UAAG10-20000310/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/PR-UAAG10-20000310/uaag10-chktable
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/PR-UAAG10-20000310/uaag10-chklist.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20000310/
[5] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2606.txt

Best wishes for your project,
-- 
Susan Lesch
Intern, W3C
Received on Friday, 24 March 2000 05:13:57 GMT

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