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RE: WCAG WG discussion of "authored unit"

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 08:38:25 -0500
To: <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>, "'Rhys Lewis'" <rhys.lewis@volantis.com>
Cc: "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>, "'Rotan Hanrahan'" <Rotan.Hanrahan@MobileAware.com>, <www-di@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000040264608@spamarrest.com>

Just to put a point on this.

The whole working group agrees on this.  If we use the term Authored Unit it
would be with the DIWG definition.  If we have any suggestions for better
wording etc. they would be sent to DIWG for consideration.   Any discussions
of different words or issues is done with this background in mind -- or with
the understanding that if AU doesn't work for our needs - we would have to
coin a new term... not redefine a term that exists from another group.  

Harmonization of terminology across W3C docs is essential. 


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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 4:38 AM
To: Rhys Lewis
Cc: Wendy A Chisholm; Rotan Hanrahan; www-di@w3.org; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: WCAG WG discussion of "authored unit"

Although I haven't mentioned this in the WCAG discussion, I think it
important that (1) WCAG and Device Independence agree on definitions;
and (2) WCAG not use the term "authored unit" with any definition
other than that stated in the Device Independence glossary.

WCAG is specifically looking for appropriate and precise terminology
to define the scope of entities (collections of resources) covered by
conformance assertions.

To emphasize, I consider harmonization of terminology and definitions
between WCAG and DI to be essential.
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