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Re: [Fwd: [Bug 8525] Authoring Tools are exempt from using elements only for their specified purpose]

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 11:16:09 -0500
Message-ID: <4B44B749.20701@utoronto.ca>
To: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
CC: AUWG <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Hi Jeanne,

I would prefer to start the first paragraph with the requirement on 
authoring tools, not the exception:

<p>In terms of the strict requirement of HTML5 to use elements only for 
their specified purpose, authoring tools must not automatically misuse 
elements and must not encourage their users to do so. Authoring tools 
are exempt from the strict requirement when users select elements, but 
only to the extent that authoring tools are not yet able to determine 
author intent.</p>

The example paragraph is fine.


Jeanne Spellman wrote:
> Here is the response to one of our comments to the HTML5 WG.  Please let 
> me know if you disagree with the solution proposed.
> jeanne
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Bug 8525] Authoring Tools are exempt from using elements only 
> for their specified purpose
> Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 12:24:54 +0000
> From: bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org
> To: jeanne@w3.org
> References: <bug-8525-2553@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8525
> Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:
>            What    |Removed                     |Added
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>              Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
>          Resolution|                            |FIXED
> --- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-06 
> 12:24:54 ---
> EDITOR'S RESPONSE: This is an Editor's Response to your comment. If you are
> satisfied with this response, please change the state of this bug to 
> you have additional information and would like the editor to reconsider, 
> please
> reopen this bug. If you would like to escalate the issue to the full HTML
> Working Group, please add the TrackerRequest keyword to this bug, and 
> suggest
> title and text for the tracker issue; or you may create a tracker issue
> yourself, if you are able to do so. For more details, see this document:
>    http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html
> Status: Accepted
> Change Description: see diff given below
> Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.
> Please let me know if the new text is still not strict enough. I can add a
> paragraph about documentation, if you think that would help (I didn't 
> mention
> documentation in the changes I made, on the basis that in practice it 
> doesn't
> matter what the tool's documentation says since no user would actually read
> it).

Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Lead
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto

   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
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