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Proposal to produce two docs: overall methodology and hands-on method

From: Detlev Fischer <fischer@dias.de>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:15:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4E9FF4C1.1090902@dias.de>
To: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
Am 19.10.2011 17:38, schrieb Shadi Abou-Zahra:

> Please continue to discuss the proposed table of contents for the
> Methodology as it will be a starting point for upcoming drafts:
> - <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-evaltf/2011Oct/0086>

I have a general proposal for the methodology. The current TOC contains 
many things that provide definition, rationale and context for the 
methodology but are not needed on the hands-on level of testing 
procedure, which starts around section 7 "Procedure to express the scope 
of the evaluation" and then (in just one sub-point??), "9.3 Procedure 
for evaluation".

My proposal would be to aim for two distinctly different documents:

1. The methodology (the logic/rationale for the method): Context, 
rationale, references, definitions, etc
2. The hands-on testing method itself, i.e. the procedure(s) guiding the 
actual evaluation process: from applicability of the method, to defining 
the scope and page sample, to running through checkpoints reflecting all 
the SC at the chosen conformance level, to generating the report or 
conformance claims.

While (2) method  may be used as it stands, it could also be implemented 
by different actors in an actual testing tool (a web application or a 
spreadsheet) that facilitates the recording of SC ratings per page and 
SC and any comments that need to be made. I believe the same happened 
with UWEM and tools that complied to UWEM.

Regards,
Detlev



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