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Re: TCDL usage document: what is its purpose?

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 00:04:08 +0200
Message-ID: <453D3C58.50701@w3.org>
To: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Cc: cstrobbe <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org

Good points Tim, I will address them in my update of the usage document.

Thanks,
   Shadi


Tim Boland wrote:
> 
> 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-
>> 20060927/#terms-list).
>> 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
>>
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> 
> 
> 
> 

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