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RE: new editor draft - Use of (Optional) in section titles for 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5

From: Velleman, Eric <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:30:43 +0000
To: RichardWarren <richard.warren@userite.com>, "public-wai-evaltf@w3.org"<public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3D063CE533923349B1B52F26312B0A4652221599@s107ma.bart.local>
Hi Richard,

I understand, but think we have to make very clear to the users and public that - while we think it is very important - this is optional in the methodology. 

Think we all find this important to include in the document even when it is not a requirement for the evaluation. But I am afraid that if we do not add optional to these titles, some people will read it as a requirement. They will find it unclear that we added a non required section without expressly adding the label 'optional'. 

Hope this makes sense?

Kindest regards,


Van: RichardWarren [richard.warren@userite.com]
Verzonden: maandag 27 augustus 2012 21:16
Aan: Velleman, Eric; public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
Onderwerp: new editor draft - Use of (Optional) in section titles for 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5

Hi Eric.

Section 2.3 is a statement (explaining that the methodology is independent
of particular tools etc. and providing guidance and links relevant to using
evaluation tools if desired). Similarly sections 2.4 and 2.5 are also
informative statements. Within each section it is explained how these
approaches might help the evaluator, but there is no absolute requirement.
Therefore there is no need to include the bracketed word "optional" in the
section title - it is just not relevant.

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