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Re: rulesets -- again

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:53:21 +0100
Message-ID: <49941BC1.7010201@w3.org>
To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
CC: TSD TF <public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org>

Hi Christophe,

Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> Hi Shadi,
> At 19:20 11/02/2009, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
>> Hi Christophe,
>> An issue with Rulesets.xml: it does not have WCAG 2.0 Principles, and 
>> I believe it is possible to have Techniques (therefore Test Samples) 
>> for such requirements.
> In order to include principles in Rulesets.xml, I would need to change 
> the Rulesets schema. This is not a problem, but WCAG 2.0 currently 
> doesn't have techniques directly under principles. (It also doesn't have 
> Understanding docs for principles.) Currently, WCAG 2.0 has techniques 
> for success criteria and guidelines, and these are covered by the 
> current Rulesets.

OK, you are right. Thanks for clarifying.

> If the Understanding and Techniques documents were changed to include 
> techniques directly under principles, there would be no way to link to 
> them from WCAG 2.0 itself without changing the document, which would 
> trigger another cycle of WCAG 2.0 reviews etc...

Oh please! Don't even think such a thought... ;)

>> Also, it would be good to use the actual WCAG 2.0 fragments (such as 
>> #media-equiv) for the IDs, so that it is easier to construct URIs (now 
>> that WCAG is stable, using the fragments should be OK). It also allows 
>> tools to bypass the rulesets.xml if they only want to identify the 
>> requirement.
> That shouldn't be difficult; it's just a matter of "find and replace" 
> with a fairly straightforward regular expression, because the end of 
> each ruleset URL already contains the corresponding WCAG 2.0 fragment 
> identifier.

OK, thanks. That will make my life much easier.


Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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