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deprecated tests

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 19:22:03 +0200
Message-ID: <46D3083B.9000306@w3.org>
To: TSDTF <public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org>

Hi all,

Ref: <http://www.w3.org/2007/08/14-tsdtf-minutes#item01>

The minutes mention a status flag for deprecated tests which I think may 
be tricky. At this stage of WCAG 2.0 development, the tests could become 
deprecated at any review stage. It's a kind of "catch all" exception and 
would make the process description even more complicated than it already 
is. Also, when WCAG 2.0 becomes more stable then this exception would 
become obsolete too and the description would become overly complex.

My suggestion would be to add this flag only to the "Summary of Status 
Labels" section of the review process document:
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tests/process#labels>

The wording could be as follows:

* deprecated
  - test sample has become obsolete (for example due to changes in the 
WCAG 2.0 documents or other reasons)


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