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Re: [XAG clarification] "accessible modules" in 1.3

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 11:49:06 -0400
Message-ID: <3D11F972.4030703@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: 3WC WAI X-TECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> This question is forwarded with permission from Astrid Callista:
> 
>   What is meant (in checkpoint 1.3 [1]) by "accessible modules"? Are these
>   modules created by the author of the program?
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/XML/xag-20020617#cp1_3 - "1.3 Reuse existing
> accessibility modules to indicate alternative-equivalent associations".
> 
> 
 From acomments I sent last October on XAG [1]:

> IJ: I think I prefer might be "accessibility modules" to
> "accessible modules". I think it might be useful to preface
> the requirement a little with something like:
>    "When building a format out of smaller modules, reuse 
>     proven accessibility modules."
> 
> Why would one only be interested in reuse of modules related to
> alternative equivalents? Are there other functionalities that benefit
> accessibility (e.g., metadata) that might be reusable?
> 

I also suggested mergin 2.9 with 1.3 into:

   "Reuse modules, and reuse them appropriately."

Can one define an "XML Module"?

  _ Ian


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-tech-comments/2001Sep/0027

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