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RE: 3.1.3 Browse and Render (alternative content)

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 11:49:05 -0500
To: "'WAI-UA list'" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
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Also +1

Can others chime in, if all are ok we can just add it to the draft
Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Patrick H. Lauke
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 9:05 AM
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> Subject: Re: 3.1.3 Browse and Render (alternative content)
> 
> +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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> 
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