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Re: 3.1.3 Browse and Render (alternative content)

From: Patrick H. Lauke <patrickl@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 15:05:23 +0100
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To: WAI-UA list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
+1

On 08/04/2010 14:10, Jan Richards wrote:
> I like the rewrite, with just a grammar tweak:
>
> 3.1.3 Choose and Render Alternative Content: The user can determine
> which forms of alternative content are available for an element, select
> between them, and have them rendered according to the following…”.
>
>
> Cheers,
> Jan
>
>
> On 07/04/2010 9:59 PM, Greg Lowney wrote:
>> Current:
>>
>> "3.1.3 Browse and Render: The user can browse the alternatives,
>> switch between them, and render them according to the following
>> (Level A)"
>>
>>
>> Proposed rewrite:
>>
>> “3.1.3 Choose and Render Alternative Content: The user can determine
>> which forms of alternative content that are available for an
>> element, select between them, and have them rendered according to
>> the following…”.
>>
>>
>> This addresses four concerns:
>>
>> * The wording of 3.1.3 does not make it clear whether it’s talking
>> about a global option (e.g. replace all images with their alt
>> text) or a per-element command (e.g. replace the selected image
>> with its alt text). Because 3.1.2 already requires the former,
>> 3.1.3 must be requiring the latter, but its wording does not make
>> this clear if read on its own.
>> * The phrase “the alternatives” is pretty vague, so “available
>> alternative content” would be more specific.
>> * The word “browse” in the title and text might be a bit ambiguous
>> because readers may associate it with browsing to Web pages.
>> * The title "Browse and Render" is very vague when taken out of
>> context, so I suggested adding the word "Alternative Content" as
>> with 3.1.1.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Greg
>


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Patrick H. Lauke

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