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Re: Proposal for Guideline 1.1 (Definition of content)

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:23:04 -0500
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Wendy writes:
Proposed definition: Information that forms Web sites and Web
applications: the code and markup that define the structure,
presentation, and interaction, as well as text, images, and sounds
that convey information to the end-user. In this specification, the
noun "content" is used in three ways:
1. It is used to mean the delivery unit as a whole or in
parts - the information that the author provides such that the user
agent can generate an accessible perceivable unit(s).
2. It is used to mean the perceivable unit(s) as a whole or
in parts.
3. It is used in the term non-text content.
I like this definition. But I'm not quite clear on the relationship
between the first two sentences (both have colons).
This is probably a small editorial change but given the importance of
the term "content" to what we're doing, it's critical that the
definition be clear.

"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
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University of Texas at Austin
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