Re: a minimal core intent proposal

Let's consider absolute value.

Is it this document, or somewhere else, that tells me to use
the string "absolute-value" when I am specifying that?

|X| can also mean determinant, cardinality, order, or length.
Maybe not all of those are K-12 or K-14, but I think those should
all be in core because they are reasonably common.  I am suggesting
that as a general principle.

Similarly, the draft mentions (a,b) as an open interval, but it
could also be an ordered pair or a point in the Cartesian plane.

Not sure if you are asking for specific instances, but one of my
go-to examples is the LaTeX \times, which in K-14 can be
multiplication
cross product
"by" as in 3-by-3 matrix or 10-by-12 foot room.

A bit past K-14 it can be direct product or cartesian product,
so by the principle I suggest above, those intents should also
be in core.

In biology,  is used to indicate a hybrid of two species, but
maybe we don't care about that.

On Wed, 9 Nov 2022, Neil Soiffer wrote:

> I wrote a proposal for simplifying what goes into intent core. It ended up being sort of an "AT requirements"
> document for core. If I extend it a little further to include what AT should do with "intent" (currently just
> presumed everyone knows), it would be the basis for an actual AT requirements document (or appendix). It also
> serves to let authors/authoring software know what they can count on as default behavior by AT.
> 
> The proposal contains some open questions, but I believe it is fleshed out enough that it is understandable and
> actionable (let's do this/don't do this). It extends what I put in Deyan's intent spreadsheet and also has
> explanations. It will be the basis for the third agenda item on Thursday.
> 
>  Neil
> 
> 
>

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