Thread Subject: Re: Definition of Web Content
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From: Sean Hayes
Date: Tue, Jun 26 2007 11:50 AM
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That reads to me as:
Web content is software that comes from the Web and is rendered by software.
- Which is not exactly discriminating in a meaningful way, especially as it relates to what is different from an accessibility point of view.
The web is essentially software operating in a client server model. Non web is client only software; but even that is not a bright line, given that client software may communicate in a peer to peer way, which is also 'web'.
I still have to see any good argument as to what we get out of a distinction.
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Sent: 26 June 2007 18:24
To: 'TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee'
Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Definition of Web Content
I think Web content is content the comes from the Web and is rendered in a Web browser (user agent).
The Web has a definition and I think we should work off of that.
The problem - I think - is twofold
1) That many people who create web content are not programmers and could not understand software guidelines
2) That Web content is increasingly looking like or incorporating software.
We can argue Separate or Combined and probably all agree on all the details and still come down all over the map.
I wonder if the approach might be to
1) Keep the Web guidelines separate so that simple content developers can have a set of guidelines they understand.
2) Put a note in Web guidelines that refers to software guidelines for software embedded in web - or for software downloaded from web.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.