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RE: Bare-bones proposal for 1.3, "Ensure that information,

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 17:11:42 -0500
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B013519FE@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Mike Barta" <mikba@microsoft.com>, "Tim Boland" <frederick.boland@nist.gov>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Tim had asked if WCAG has a definition for "document," "resource," "Web resource."

And Mike replied that he thought we had adopted the terms authored unit, delivery unit, and perceivable unit from the Device Independence Working Group's glossary.

Tim is correct-- the 11 February draft does not define "document," "resource," or "Web resource." And Mike is right as well: we have been moving toward authored, delivery, and perceivable unit as we continue to define success criteria.

Yvette did propose a definition of "document" in her most recent proposal for GL 2.4. However, the definition hasn't been discussed y the Working Group yet.  As for terms like "resource" and "Web resource," those will either be replaced in subsequent edits or, if the group decides they're apt, we'll write definitions for them.


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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Mike Barta
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 12:17 PM
To: Tim Boland; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Bare-bones proposal for 1.3, "Ensure that information,

Good point I believe we are using authored unit / delivered unit rather than the more nebulous 'document' yes?

η ελευθερία της ομιλίας είναι ουσιαστική στη δημοκρατία

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tim Boland
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 6:17 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Bare-bones proposal for 1.3, "Ensure that information,

Do we have an agreed-upon definition of what a "document" is?  I couldn't 
find definition in the Feb 11 2005 WCAG WD Glossary [1]; also, success 
criteria categorization in WCAG WD refers to "Web resources" (I couldn't 
find definition for "Web resource" or "resource" in WCAG Glossary [1] 
either, although there is a reference made in "URI pattern" definition).

Finally, is it a deliberate decision of the WCAG WG not to insert 
quantifiers before appropriate terms in the success criteria language (for 
example, "all" structures, or "at least one" structure), to be more 
specific about what is meant and to aid eventual "testability" related to 
success criteria?   Perhaps this has been discussed previously..

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

> > Level 1 success criteria
> >
> >       1. Structures within the document can be
> >       programmatically determined.
>We resolved to accept this, for good reasons.
> >
> >
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