RE: BIG ISSUE -- re Delivery Units

Please re-read the thread carefully.

The same issues and suggestions keep getting raised and answered and
re-raised.   I will be happy to respond to new questions but don't want to
keep reposting the same information repeatedly.

- Delivery unit is indeed similar but different than Web Unit in a key way.
- No I don't like the term Web unit – but no other term exists that means 
  what we need.
- We either have to add a term like this or add 18 words or more to the 9 or

  so sc that use the term delivery unit. And they become unreadable. 

- Looking for suggestions that address all the requirements listed.  Not
some but all of them.


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From: [] On Behalf
Of Bailey, Bruce
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: BIG ISSUE -- re Delivery Units
Isn’t Authored Unit very close in meaning to the working definition for Web

Authored Unit:  Some set of material created as a single entity by an
author.  Examples include a collection of markup, a style sheet, and a media
resource, such as an image or audio clip.

> So we need to find a way to fix them or delete 8 or so of our core
> success criterion.   All of the ones that have delivery unit in them.

Or consider the re-worded versions I submitted that avoid the term entirely
for those SC.  :-)

IMHO the biggest problem with Delivery Unit is that it is awkward and
unfamiliar.  That DU turns out to be technically incorrect is just gravy. 
Authored Unit and Web Unit are just as unnatural.  There is so much
experience with Web content, Web pages, and Web documents it seems
preposterous that we can't just carefully use terms that lay people are
comfortable with.

Received on Sunday, 12 February 2006 23:03:00 UTC