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template definition (was Re: Fwd: Re: comments on WCAG Methodology)

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:38:17 +0200
Message-ID: <503F5EB9.5060206@w3.org>
To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Dear Eval TF,

As requested, please see the definition for "templates" from ATAG 2.0:
  - <http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20/#def-Template>

Given that ATAG 2.0 is still a Working Draft, this definition might 
change. We could still adopt it with a requirement to update it should 
it change in future drafts of ATAG 2.0.

For comparison, here is the definition for "template" in our draft:
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/conformance/ED-methodology-20120730#template>



On 27.8.2012 20:38, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> 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>
> Regards,
>    Shadi
> -------- 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:
> templates
>      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.

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)
Received on Thursday, 30 August 2012 12:38:41 UTC

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