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abstract module

From Modularization of XHTML (2001-04-10)

a unit of document type specification corresponding to a distinct type of content, corresponding to a markup construct reflecting this distinct type.

From Web Services Glossary (2004-02-11)

To interact with a system entity in order to manipulate, use, gain knowledge of, and/or obtain a representation of some or all of a system entity's resources. [RFC 2828]

access control

From Glossary of "Weaving the Web" (1999-07-23)

The ability to selectively control who can get at or manipulate information in, for example, a Web server.
access control

From Web Services Glossary (2004-02-11)

Protection of resources against unauthorized access; a process by which use of resources is regulated according to a security policy and is permitted by only authorized system entities according to that policy. [RFC 2828]

access control information

From Web Services Glossary (2004-02-11)

  1. Any information used for access control purposes, including contextual information. [X.812]

  2. Contextual information might include source IP address, encryption strength, the type of operation being requested, time of day, etc. Portions of access control information may be specific to the request itself, some may be associated with the connection via which the request is transmitted, and others (for example, time of day) may be "environmental". [RFC 2829]

access mechanism

From Glossary of Terms for Device Independence (2005-01-18)

A combination of hardware (including one or more devices and network connections) and software (including one or more user agents ) that allows a user to perceive and interact with the Web using one or more modalities . (sight, sound, keyboard, voice etc.)
access rights

From Web Services Glossary (2004-02-11)

A description of the type of authorized interactions a subject can have with a resource. Examples include read, write, execute, add, modify, and delete. [WSIA Glossary]


From Glossary of "Weaving the Web" (1999-07-23)

The art of ensuring that, to as large an extent as possible, facilities (such as, for example, Web access) are available to people whether or not they have impairments of one sort or another.

From Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (2000-02-03)

Within these guidelines, "accessible Web content" and "accessible authoring tool" mean that the content and tool can be used by people regardless of disability.To understand the accessibility issues relevant to authoring tool design, consider that many authors may be creating content in contexts very different from your own: They may not be able to see, hear, move, or may not be able to process some types of information easily or at all;They may have difficulty reading or comprehending text;They may not have or be able to use a keyboard or mouse;They may have a text-only display, or a small screen.Accessible design will benefit people in these different authoring scenarios and also many people who do not have a physical disability but who have similar needs. For example, someone may be working in a noisy environment and thus require an alternative representation of audio information. Similarly, someone may be working in an eyes-busy environment and thus require an audio equivalent to information they cannot view. Users of small mobile devices (with small screens, no keyboard, and no mouse) have similar functional needs as some users with disabilities.
accessibility information

From Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (2000-02-03)

"Accessibility information" is content, including information and markup, that is used to improve the accessibility of a document. Accessibility information includes, but is not limited to, equivalent alternative information.
accessibility problem

From Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (2000-02-03)

Inaccessible Web content or authoring tools cannot be used by some people with disabilities. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 [WCAG10] describes how to create accessible Web content.

From Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (1999-05-05)

Content is accessible when it may be used by someone with a disability.
accessible authoring practice

From Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (2000-02-03)

"Accessible authoring practices" improve the accessibility of Web content. Both authors and tools engage in accessible authoring practices. For example, authors write clearly, structure their content, and provide navigation aids. Tools automatically generate valid markup and assist authors in providing and managing appropriate equivalent alternatives.
acquired infoset

From XML Inclusions (XInclude) (2004-12-20)

xi:include elements in this infoset are recursively processed to create the acquired infoset. For an intra-document reference (via xpointer attribute) the source infoset is used as the acquired infoset.
ACSS (Audio cascading style sheets)

From Glossary of "Weaving the Web" (1999-07-23)

A language for telling a computer how to read a Web page aloud. This is now part of CSS2.

From User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (2002-12-17)

In this document, the verb "to activate" means (depending on context) either: To execute or carry out one or more behaviors associated with an enabled element.To execute or carry out one or more behaviors associated with a component of the user agent user interface.The effect of activation depends on the type of the user interface control. For instance, when a link is activated, the user agent generally retrieves the linked Web resource. When a form element is activated, it may change state (e.g., check boxes) or may take user input (e.g., a text entry field).
active grammar

From Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) Version 2.0 (2004-03-16)

A speech or DTMF grammar that is currently active. This is based on the currently executing element, and the scope elements of the currently defined grammars.
active perceivable unit

From Glossary of Terms for Device Independence (2005-01-18)

A perceivable unit that is currently being rendered by the user agent and with which interaction may be possible.

From Glossary of W3C Jargon (2003-03-11)

n. One of the formal areas of work of the W3C, as defined in the Process Document .

From Web Services Glossary (2004-02-11)

  1. A person or organization that may be the owner of agents that either seek to use Web services or provide Web services.

  2. A physical or conceptual entity that can perform actions. Examples: people; companies; machines; running software. An actor can take on (or implement) one or more roles. An actor at one level of abstraction may be viewed as a role at a lower level of abstraction.

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