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RE: personlization and definition of "contextual"

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:41:32 +0000
To: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>, lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
CC: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Hi everyone,

Specifically on the contextual information definition John talked about, I made this suggestion on github [1]:

The ‘contextual information’ definition currently reads as a list of things COGA would like to cover, rather than a general definition of contextual information.

The concept (I think) is for a shared metadata vocabulary that provides consistency across websites.

The more I think about it, the less I think it is actually "contextual", which implies it is about the context the item is within.

It isn't about the local context, it is about cross-site conventions.

I'm really struggling to think of a good term for that, but re-visiting my last suggestion for the SC, perhaps it could be something like:

“Personalisation: For navigation, form elements and interactive controls _conventional_elements_ can be programmatically determined.”

Then define "conventional elements" as those which are included in a publicly available taxonomy for this purpose, of which coga-personalisation is one.

That would mean it doesn’t have to be ‘common’ items, they need to be ones covered by a share taxonomy.



1] https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/305#issuecomment-315904170

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