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RE: scope of "methodology"

From: Boland Jr, Frederick E. <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 07:15:51 -0400
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
CC: "public-wai-evaltf@w3.org" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
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If the document we are working on will be a specification, perhaps it is not too early to evaluate our developing work against the requirements and good practices of the W3C Quality Assurance Framework Specification Guidelines (QASpecGL):
 http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/

Will our document meet all of the requirements of QASpecGL?

Another (general) definition of "methodology" from:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/methodology

Another (general) definition of "website" from:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/web+site

Perhaps there are definitions of these terms elsewhere in W3C - if so maybe we could consider them for consistency if possible?

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST
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From: public-wai-evaltf-request@w3.org [public-wai-evaltf-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Shadi Abou-Zahra [shadi@w3.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:49 AM
To: Eric Velleman; Eval TF
Subject: scope of "methodology"

Hi Eric, All,

In relation to agenda item #e, here is one attempt to outline and scope
the "methodology". One definition for "methodology" could be:

- Process to assess the conformance of entire websites to a particular
level of WCAG 2.0.


We would then also need to define "website"; here is a proposal for it:

- A coherent collection of one or more related web pages that together
provide common use or functionality. It includes static websites,
dynamically generated websites (aka CMS-driven), and web applications
(aka client-side scripting).

Best,
   Shadi

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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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