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Templates and use cases

From: Detlev Fischer <detlev.fischer@testkreis.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:29:04 +0200
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To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi list,

just two points that cam to mind after today's teleconference:

(1) Templates

The text now (in Step 2a)  talks about "The common web pages of the  
website and templates available to the evaluator"

For templates that just cover a part of the web page (e.g. portlets),  
some aspects of conformance depend on their place in the context of  
the overall page - think of 1.3.1 and 2.4.1 (heading levels), 1.3.2  
Meaningful Sequence, etc. I wonder what the evaluator will actually  
*do* with the templates provided by the commissioner - if they are  
empty or out of page context, a complete evaluation seems impossible  
or of doubtful value. But this may not be intended by the description  
- not sure. Many observations (potential fails) also result from  
interactions between template and content on a real page.

I am not against taking stock of templates per se, just not sure what  
added value that would bring and how they would be assessed outside a  
normal page context. Thoughts?

(2) Use cases

In cases where evaluations of web applications are commissioned by  
clients, checking the use cases provided is certainly a good starting  
point. It's just important to also go beyond documented use cases,  
especially regarding error handling and unexpected user actions, to  
capture violations.

Detlev Fischer
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