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From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 12:50:38 -0500
To: WAU-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
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results of Cathy and Jim collaboration for Action Items 1 & 2 below

"Programmatically Determined" is a user agent function. the language in
checkpoints seems to point more at what a UA should do rather than what the
author should do or provide.

the following checkpoints were at issue
1.3.1
1.3.3
1.3.4
2.4.8
3.1.1
3.1.2
4.1.2
and 4.1.1 ("parsed unambiguously")

it seems that WCAG is really means by saying "programmatically determined"
in the above checkpoints...
is that authors should write/provide (content, data, text, whatever) using
technology specific accessibility techniques.

the author creates content using specific technologies (defined in a
baseline). These technologies each have (or should have) specific
accessibility techniques, features, and requirements. The content creator
can only follow the requirements and techniques of the baseline technology.
The author can only assume/hope that the UA will render the content
accessibly.

It is up to the UA to programmatically determine what to do with the
content; or to parse the author supplied content unambiguously.

will discuss more on the call.

	1. ACTION: CL to find problematic instances of "programmatically
determined" or other user agent assumptions [recorded in
http://www.w3.org/2006/05/11-ua-minutes.html#action01]
	2. ACTION: JA to Help CL to do formulate re-phrasing. [recorded in
http://www.w3.org/2006/05/11-ua-minutes.html#action02]
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