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Re: proposed re-wording of Ian's 2.7

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 11:38:10 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20000721112558.012264a8@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Kitch Barnicle <barnicle@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Thanks Kitch,
This still seems a little vague on what we want the developer to do.  If 
disorientation is the problem we are trying to solve, then the main issue 
seems to be not to render garbage on the screen and tell the user that 
there is content in an unsupported language not being rendered.  Ian 
yesterday was talking about changing the style of the garbage rendered, but 
this seems to be still disorienting.  It seems to me the only useful 
function is to not render the garbage and tell the user there is something 
missing.

How about:
<Jon's Modified>
   2.7 For content in a recognized but unsupported natural language, 
prevent user disorientation by allowing the user agent to be configured so 
that the content associated with the unsupported language is not 
rendered.  In the place of the content provide a message indicating that it 
is not being rendered due to an unsupported language problem.

Note: For example, if the user agent does not support Japanese, render 
"[Japanese text]" instead of the content, or use an accessible icon that 
indicates an unsupported language.
</Jon's Modified>


At 10:42 AM 7/21/2000 -0500, Kitch Barnicle wrote:
>Pending a new proposal from Charles, I've proposed new wording for
>checkpoint 2.7 below as per my action item from yesterday's call.
>
>
><Ian's NEW>
>     2.7 For content in a recognized but unsupported natural
>         language, allow configuration so that when rendered,
>         this content does not disorient the user. The user
>         agent may choose to not render this content, but must
>         indicate the absence through the user interface.
>       Note: For example, if the user agent does not support
>       Japanese, render "[Japanese text]" instead of the content,
>       or use an accessible icon that indicates an unsupported language.
>    </ Ian's NEW>
>
>
><Kitch's Modified>
>   2.7 For content in a recognized but unsupported natural
>         language, prevent user disorientation by allowing
>         the user agent to be configured so that notification
>         is provided when unrecognized content is rendered.
>         The user agent may choose to not render this content, but must
>        indicate the absence through the user interface.
>     Note: For example, if the user agent does not support
>       Japanese, render "[Japanese text]" instead of the content,
>       or use an accessible icon that indicates an unsupported language.
></Kitch's Modified>
>
>
>
>-kitch

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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