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Re: Follow up from the meeting on Issue 14: timeouts

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 17:53:49 +0000
To: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
CC: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <464D2E20-9DA8-4FA7-8D2B-1660B3F4F928@adobe.com>
Minor nit,

Often, "timeouts" are not set "...by the content..." but rather enforced by the server as part of a larger security "blanket" of requirements and configuration settings. As such, I'd like to see an editorial change, perhaps along the lines of:

"For each time limit set by the content encountered by the user where user-entered data can be lost..."

John, I’m concerned that if it is time limits encountered by the user then we need to deal with time limits that are out of the control of the content provider (e.g. Ticket availability, editorial deadline for a form to submit a letter to the editor, etc.). Since 2.2.1 says "For each time limit that is set by the content” it seemed practical to use the same language here. If the author doesn’t have the ability to control the limits, we should just have an SC that requires 24 hour data retention since there would always be the possibility of a security blanket.


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