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Addendum to Mobile Web Best Practices, comments on 3.25 Structure, 3.29 Tables Support, 3.31 Use of Color

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:11:58 +0200
Message-ID: <4AB894DE.8030807@technosite.es>
To: MWI BPWG Public <public-bpwg@w3.org>
CC: kai-Dietrich Scheppe <k.scheppe@telekom.de>
Starting at the end I have read through some of the document [3]. Here 
are a few comments.

==3.25 Structure==

"Verify that <list> elements are used..." should be just "Verify that 
list elements are used..."  or "Verify that lists are marked up" as 
there is no <list> element, rather <ul>, <ol> and <dl>.

Likewise "Verify that <header> elements" should be "Verify that header 
elements" or perhaps "<hn> elements"

In "Verify that all information, which is visually is shown as a block 
of text, uses paragraph or <blockquote>..." it is probably better not to 
mention <blockquote> as it is so often abused. Or tell people what it 
means (markup of a quote).

This last step might be clearer as (my emphasis) "Verify that all 
information, which is visually is shown as blocks of text, uses 
**separate** paragraph or <div> elements in the markup rather than 
separation by multiple <br> line breaks."

For this BP the document could, as with lists, also include a provision 
to ensure that mark up is used for headings, rather than font effects.

Typo: "which is visually is shown" to "which visually is shown."

==3.29 Tables Support==

I think that "Relevant Delivery Context Capabilities / Table support" 
should be "No table support."

==3.30 URIs==

There seems to be an incoherence between the two steps of the evaluation 
procedure. If the domain name should be short, then if a path is 
necessary (as implied by the second step) than the path should be 
included in the limit. Perhaps it would be better not to mention domain 
but simply say that the path including the domain should be within the 

Typos: capitalisation in "entry Domain" and full stop in "in .html Ensure."

==3.31 Use of Color [1]==

"Verify that color is not used to represent information." I think that 
this should be "Verify that color is not used as the sole means to 
represent any item of information."

In the Examples, "Red text may be used to convey error messages but the 
fact that it is an error message should be clear without color." perhaps 
say "Red text may be used to **highlight** error messages but the fact 
that it is an error message should **also be conveyed in some other 
way** without color **(like asterisks or emphasis with the em element)**."

This is covered in detail in WCAG 2.0 [2] so perhaps a link would be 
useful here.


Alan Chuter
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