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

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:48:40 +0200
Message-ID: <503BEB38.4030608@w3.org>
To: Richard Warren <richard.warren@userite.com>
CC: Eric Velleman <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>, Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi Richard,

I agree with Eric. WCAG WG is a good example of such confusion:
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/conformance/comments-20120730-WCAG#c4>

Regards,
   Shadi


On 27.8.2012 22:30, Velleman, Eric wrote:
> 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,
>
> Eric
>
>
>
> ________________________________________
> 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.
>
> Regards
> Richard
>
>
>
>

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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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