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1.2 - Repair missing content.

From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:27:40 +0000
Message-ID: <4F225FFC.4060300@manchester.ac.uk>
To: WAI-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
My action was to look at 1.2


Now we could do the easy thing and combine 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 mark it as 
AAA and expect no one to implement it. Or we could reduce our 
requirements and make it an A (which I think would help more disabled 
users). I'd forget the repair aspects and go for user inclusion instead 
- and I'd combine *all* 1.2.n into 1 A level guideline thus:

1.2.1 In situations where missing or empty alternative content or 
associations can be identified, the user agent will provide notify when 
the element achieves focus, and upon their request, will relate all 
available metadata to the user, enabling the user to take appropriate 
alternative action.

I may also add aspects to a second AA/AAA SC saying that notifications 
could be ignored for selected components - or that a UA would facilitate 
a web search (based on resource filename - say) to assist the user in 
finding open access resources with alternative content already present.

I think the first suggestion should happen - I could understand why we 
may not wish to implement my second 2 suggestions (ignore and web-search).

Well that's my 2'cents (I've Americanized that you'll notice - it should 
be 2'penuth).



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Simon Harper

University of Manchester (UK)
Web Ergonomics Lab - Information Management Group
Received on Friday, 27 January 2012 08:28:13 UTC

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