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Re: TCDL usage document: what is its purpose?

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 11:26:23 -0400
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To: cstrobbe <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
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" 

(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
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