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Comment Type: TE
Comment (including rationale for proposed change):
Rationale: Often the \"variation in text\" can be determined programmatically but the information this variation conveys cannot.
Change: Include the bracketed words…
1.3.4 Information that is conveyed by variations in presentation of text is also conveyed in text, or [the information conveyed by] the variations in presentation of text can be programmatically determined. [How to meet 1.3.4]
SC 1.3.1 and 1.3.4 have been combined to read "Information and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text, and notification of changes to these is available to user agents, including assistive technologies." This wording ensures that it is the meaning conveyed by the presentation that must be programmatically determined, and allows the author to indicate the meaning in text if it is not feasible to do so programmatically. The How to Meet document describes this in some detail.