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Re: Mentioning tools

From: Detlev Fischer <detlev.fischer@testkreis.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:24:50 +0200
Cc: Alistair Garrison <alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com>, Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D48AD6E2-A6A4-4F54-B16F-047F529C8942@testkreis.de>
To: Elle <nethermind@gmail.com>
Just to clarify: I think I was just raising the question whether it  
would be desirable to define as part of WCAG-EM how failures in some  
step of a complete process are reported.

Options might be:

(A) The complete process is basically appended to the page where it  
starts, and documented there, even when it leads to further pages, and  
all findings are logged with that (process) start page ;
(B) In addition to individual pages in the sample, there is a way of  
registering a 'complete process'/ use cse (consisting of a series of  
URLs or a documented series of steps on the same page, or a mix of  
both), and failures/ comments are logged with that process  
(referencing the steps)

Both options might be OK. I do not think we should be too prescriptive  
on tool implementations (just in case anyone got that idea).


On 19 Apr 2012, at 21:03, Elle wrote:

> I believe Detlev mentioned something about his testing tool.  If  
> this is the case, then yes, I agree.  I wouldn't want any evaluation  
> methodology to be too prescriptive on this point, as we cannot  
> predict what tools will be used in the future, only the outcome of  
> the conformance results.
> Cheers,
> Elle
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM, Alistair Garrison <alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com 
> > wrote:
> Dear all,
> During our telecon today I believe someone mentioned that "as their  
> tool did something in a certain way, would it not be possible for  
> the evaluation to be done in the same way" - or at least that is  
> what I processed.
> Shouldn't our focus always be on producing the best evaluation  
> methodology for an evaluator, regardless of the impact on our own  
> stuff (tools, quality mark, etc...)?
> All the best
> Alistair
> -- 
> If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather  
> wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn  
> for the vast and endless sea.
> - Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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