Thread Subject: Fwd: Re: Proposal (updated 20 June) on authoring tools
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From: Judy Brewer
Date: Wed, Jun 27 2007 9:00 AM
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With regard to a definition of "prominence," as promised here is the link
to the definition and explanation previously given on this question:
However, note that this proposed provision is not included in the updated
27 June set of authoring tool proposals, as there were continuing issues on
must/should, "most accessible," "prominent," and separate provision vs.
Note though that the most recent set of proposals includes neither any
notion of default prompting nor of prominence for authoring actions that
support accessibility. Without either of these, it seems that authoring
actions that support accessibility risk being buried among authoring
actions that do not support accessibility.
>> > JB: There doesn't seem to be any need to identify what "*the
>> > most* accessible authoring action" in a given situation would
>> > be, but rather to give prominence to "accessible authoring
>> > actions," or "authoring actions that support production of
>> > accessible content." This would remove the problem of
>> > potentially forcing a specific workflow onto people. Jan
>> > Richards had suggested the following wording, which I think is an
>> > improvement: "An alternative proposal would be 'Authoring
>> > tools should give prominence to accessible authoring actions
>> > for achieving an authoring outcome."
>>This doesn't address the issue that there are many ways to accomplish
>>different tasks - how do we choose which to give prominence to? Any
>>what exactly does "give prominence" mean?
>JB: I've provided links to a definition, explanation and examples earlier
>on the thread. Will re-post.
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