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ATAG2 - Defn of content generation

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:06:59 -0400
Message-ID: <4A6E16F3.3000802@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
On the agenda I had definition of "content generation"...my proposal is 
that we get soften the black-and-white distinction between the two types:

PROPOSED:
content generation

The act of specifying the web content to be rendered, played or executed 
by user agents. This may refer to information perceived by end users or 
to instructions for the user agents. Web content is *author-generated* 
when authors are fully responsible for the web content (e.g., typing 
markup into a source content editing view, writing captions for audio, 
etc.). Web content is automatically-generated when programming by the 
authoring tool developer is fully responsible for the web content (e.g., 
applying a template, automatically correcting markup errors, etc.). In 
some cases, responsibility for content generation is shared. For 
example, an author might request an interactive object be placed on 
their webpage (e.g., a photo album) and the authoring tool would respond 
by selecting a template, but the authoring tool might require input from 
the author as it applies the template.


EXISTING:
content generation
ATAG 2.0 refers to two types of content generation:

1. *author-generated content*: When authors specify content (e.g., 
typing markup into a text editor, choosing an element by name from a 
list, entering information into a dialog box).

2. *automatically-generated content*: When the authoring tool specifies 
content (e.g., applying a template, automatically correcting markup 
errors, dynamically generated content) as programmed by the authoring 
tool developer.
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