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Re: Minimum number of techniques in metadata

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:04:04 +0100
Message-ID: <45472DA4.7020703@w3.org>
To: cstrobbe <Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Cc: public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org


cstrobbe wrote:
> To refine this a bit more: my understanding is that we should map only 
> to more than one technique if more than one technique is necessary to 
> meet a success criterion.
> And I don't think we need to map one test sample to more than one 
> failure.

I agree. Bottom line is that "multiple techniques" is not a feature to
primarily reuse test samples. Test samples should be minimal pieces of
code that address atomic parts of Success Criteria. Sometimes this means
one single technique or failure, and sometimes it means a logical group
of techniques that collectively address a single Success Criterion.

We should clarify this somewhere in our documentation. Maybe in the
"usage document" or maybe on the "overview" page of the test samples
repository. I'll take the action item since I am editing these documents
anyway (at least I should be)...

Christophe, feel free to add it to the TCDL 2.0 document too. ;)


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