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The term 'spatial relationships" is undefined

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Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:03:18 +0000
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Name: Vic Havens
Email: vhavens@gdcii.com
Document: TD
Item Number: G142
Part of Item: Description
Comment Type: editorial
Summary of Issue: The term 'spatial relationships" is undefined
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I expect a "spatial relationship" to involve whether things on a page are above, below, left, right, or superimposed on other things. In the description of G142 it states, "This technique requires that the zoom function preserve all spatial relationships on the page and that all functionality continues to be available."
I think it is definitionally impossible for a 200% zoom to maintain spatial relationships since words, images, and controls are rearranged in the zoom process. 
In the Tests section the 3rd bullet of the procedure indicates that "all content and functionality" is available. That makes sense but is not (and should not be) dependent on spatial relationships.

Proposed Change:
Perhaps use the term "logical" or "organizational" to modify relationships, rather than "spatial."
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