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Fwd: Re: TCDL usage document: what is its purpose?

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 14:24:54 -0400
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For some reason this didn't make it onto the list earlier..

>Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 11:26:23 -0400
>To: cstrobbe <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
>From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
>Subject: Re: TCDL usage document: what is its purpose?
>Cc: public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org
>Good job on the document.  I had a couple of questions:
>(1) Abstract - will there be a link to the actual WCAG2.0 techniques where 
>"WCAG2.0 Techniques" is referenced?   Also, "content samples" is mentioned 
>- what is the difference between that term and "test sample"?  If "content 
>sample" is a separate term, then maybe it should be defined under "terms 
>and definitions"?
>(2) Terms and Definitions - "usability" is mentioned in definitions for 
>"test case" and "test sample".  Is usability testing intended to be done 
>in the context of this document?  There may be some confusion since it is 
>stated earlier "this document describes the usage of.."  What is a 
>"content format" and how is that different from "data format" in the 
>"technology" definition?
>(3) Would you want to reference  QA Test Development FAQ [1] as a resource 
>in this document?
>Thanks and best wishes
>Tim Boland NIST
>[1]: http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2005/01/test-faq
>At 12:41 PM 10/21/2006 +0200, you wrote:
>>Hi Shane, All,
>>Quoting Shane Anderson <shane@cpd2.usu.edu>:
>> > (...)
>> > So far the usage document is not too helpful. What exactly is
>> > the main goal of the usage document?
>> > Is it a reference for TCDL language or a "how to"
>> > document?
>>The usage document is meant to be a short description of how the task
>>force uses TCDL. The reference for the TCDL language itself is
>>http://bentoweb.org/refs/TCDL2.0.html and it seems preferable not to
>>duplicate most of that information.
>>The usage document still needs some work to make it more useful and
>>more inviting for outsiders and newcomers, and I will continue working
>>on it next week.
>>One of the things we can do is to add a list or table similar to the
>>one in Appendix B of EARL (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-EARL10-Schema-
>>Any other ideas on how to make the document more useful would be
>>welcome. I have attached a slightly updated version to this mail.
>> > Under section "Terms and Definitions" the links to WCAG 2 and
>> > W3C QA Voc. do not work.
>>Ah, yes, the "References" section is empty.
>> > I assume some of the more obvious errors are known (e.g.
>> > level "1" on every section).
>>The comment in parentheses is not clear. Are you referring to the fact
>>that Firefox numbers each section as "1"? I intend to replace the CSS-
>>generated numbers by manual numbering, but was waiting to do this until
>>the document was stable.
>>Best regards,
>>Christophe Strobbe
>>Christophe Strobbe
>>K.U.Leuven - Departement of Electrical Engineering - Research Group on
>>Document Architectures
>>Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 - 3001 Leuven-Heverlee - BELGIUM
>>tel: +32 16 32 85 51
>>Disclaimer: http://www.kuleuven.be/cwis/email_disclaimer.htm
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