W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > wai-xtech@w3.org > April 2002

RE: Ian's comments on XAG

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 15:36:55 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A7469@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: charles@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
Ian said:
>   - I think checkpoints 1.2 and 2.1 are so general as to be
>     not that useful. Please be more specific; pick the most
>     important cases and make a few extra checkpoints.

Perhaps for 1.2 revert to the example of 
   <textObj> ...
   <audioObj> ...

To demonstrate the 'flexibility' mentioned.

For 2.1 I tend to agree with Ian. 

>   - I think the example in techniques for 1.2 could be better.
>     There's no need to talk about namespaces in the mydoc:para
>     part; people either will understand namespaces or not.
>     Make the example less geeky.

Plain text within <desc> element does it for me, and now I know its
useful / usable. Perhaps include two or more sentances?

>   - The first sentence in techniques for 1.2 is hard to understand.

In SVG, the desc element can be used to fully described a graphic, using
structured text from a different XML dialect for instance, and in the
graphics itself, the description text can be reused. 

In SVG, the desc element can be used to described a graphic object,
 using a plain text description. If structure is required, alternate
namespaces may be used. 

>   - In checkpoint 2.1: "Ensure all semantics are capture in markup in
>     a repurposable form."
>      - Does this mean that scripts are illegal in XAG formats?

Good question, not addressed by XAG.
Is it that scripting is out of scope or that we are deliberately ignoring it
or have not thought of it?

Regards DaveP


NOTICE: The information contained in this email and any attachments is 
confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the 
intended recipient you are hereby notified that you must not use, 
disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on this email's content. If 
you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender 
immediately and then delete the email and any attachments from your 

RNIB has made strenuous efforts to ensure that emails and any 
attachments generated by its staff are free from viruses. However, it 
cannot accept any responsibility for any viruses which are 
transmitted. We therefore recommend you scan all attachments.

Please note that the statements and views expressed in this email 
and any attachments are those of the author and do not necessarily 
represent those of RNIB.

RNIB Registered Charity Number: 226227

Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk 

14th June 2002 is RNIB Look Loud Day - visit http://www.lookloud.org.uk to
find out all about it.
Received on Monday, 15 April 2002 10:37:54 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:51:27 UTC