Thread Subject: Re: Merging Web and Software and what is Webcontent?
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Tue, Jul 24 2007 11:00 PM
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I'm in China so I won't be able to join you. Some thoughts though.
1) The renaming may help with the software/content issue but exacerbates
the problem with general behavior.
There are many things that these apply to that most people don't
consider software (they think OS).
They need to clearly apply to the behavior in hardware that is
controlled by software or firmware.
So I don't think those names work - but have to think about it.
2) I thought color was the only thing that stayed up in General. Not a big
problem though. By the way WCAG is tuning their language.
Heck - I'll put the comments on the page next per your example so they are
in context and easier to use/consider.
Thanks for all your work on this.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Merging Web and Software
> and what is Webcontent?
> For tomorrow's Web and Software subcommittee meeting, I have
> tweaked the Web and Software re-organization proposal
> slightly to address some comments and some issues we have
> been discussing inside IBM. 
> Here is a summary of the changes:
> - changed the headings so that it is clear the first section
> applies to all software and all content; the second one
> applies to all software and all interactive content that is
> implemented using programming logic; the third one applies to
> software that is both a platform and an application; and the
> last section applies to authoring tools. Not sure what we
> should do about A/V content. I have not included those
> provisions for now.
> - Color - listed all three potential provisions so we can
> discuss which one is most appropriate.
> - Contrast - noted that this is in conflict with the User
> Preferences provision - we need to discuss if this is only
> applicable to content
> - Moved the consistent use of bitmaps provision up to the
> Consistent Identification provision. They are related but not
> exactly the same.
> - Rich raised an issue with the AT interoperability
> provision. For interactive electronic content that is
> rendered by a user agent, some of these provisions don't
> apply. For example, the boundary of text rendered to the
> screen. For interactive content, this function is provided by
> the user agent. So I have attempted to provide the WCAG User
> Interface Components requirement for interactive content and
> the AT interoperability provision for software. It's awkward
> but I hope it's headed in the right direction to resolve the concern.
> Please review before tomorrow's meeting.
> If you haven't looked at this before, please start with the
> background information that explains the goals. 
> I didn't get to the harmonization impact analysis  yet but
> it will also need to be tweaked slightly. I'll try to get
> that done before tomorrow's meeting.
>  http://teitac.org/wiki/Web_and_Software:_Merging_Analysis
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