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Re: What is "action"?

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:08:38 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0808291208y187c8114uc0b81672a0f3248a@mail.gmail.com>
To: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: JIS Working Group
> Document: W2
> Item Number: Success Criterion 1.4.1
> Part of Item:
> Comment Type: editorial
> Summary of Issue: What is "action"?
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> What do you want to say by "indicating an action"? Some concrete examples would be helpful for us to translate the phrase.
> Proposed Change:
> Hard to translate. Provide examples.

Response from the Working Group
This means "indicating that something will happen or has already
happened". For example, using color to indicate that a link will open
in a new window or that a database entry been updated successfully.
"Prompting a response" refers to a use of color that would indicate
that the user should do something. For example, a Web page could use
highlighting on form fields to indicate that a required field had been
left blank.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Friday, 29 August 2008 19:09:17 UTC

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