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Fwd: Re: comments on WCAG Methodology

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:38:23 +0200
Message-ID: <503BBE9F.3040106@w3.org>
To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
CC: Eric Velleman <E.Velleman@bartimeus.nl>, Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>, Bruce Bailey <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Dear Eval TF,

Please see message below in response to WCAG WG comment #13:
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/conformance/comments-20120730-WCAG#c13>


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: comments on WCAG Methodology
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:29:15 -0400
From: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>


I looked at the ATAG definitions, which aren't particularly helpful,
because they are serving a different purpose.  But in case they are
useful, here they are:

     Content patterns that are filled in by authors or the authoring
tool to produce content for end users (e.g., document templates, content 
management templates, presentation themes). Often templates will 
pre-specify at least some authoring decisions.

         accessible templates (WCAG): Templates that can be filled in to
create web content that meets the WCAG 2.0 success criteria (Level A, AA 
or AAA), when both of the following are true:
             The author correctly follows any instructions provided
(e.g., correctly responding to prompts, correctly replacing highlighted
placeholders); and
             No further authoring occurs
         Note: Under these conditions, some templates will result in
completely empty documents, which are considered accessible by default.

template selection mechanism
     A function beyond standard file selection that allows authors to
select templates to use as the basis for new content or to apply to
existing content.
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