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RE: EvalTF discussion 5.5

From: Velleman, Eric <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:01:09 +0000
To: "Boland Jr, Frederick E." <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
CC: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3D063CE533923349B1B52F26312B0A4673D9C7@s107ma.bart.local>
Hi Frederick,

Yes agree, but I think we can have both discussions at the same time. So:
1. How do we define an error margin to cover non-structuraal errors?
2. How can an evaluator determine the impact of an error?

I could imagine we make a distinction between structural and incidental errors. The 1 failed alt-attribute out of 100 correct ones would be incidental... unless (and there comes the impact):
  a) it is a navigation element
  b) the alt-attribute is necessary for the understanding of the information / interaction
  c) other impact related thoughts?
  d) there is an alternative

We could set the acceptance rate for incidental errors. Example: the site would be totally conformant, but with statement that for alt-attributes, there are 5% incidental fails. 
This also directly relates to conformance in WCAG2.0 specifically section 5 Non-interference.

Eric



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Van: Boland Jr, Frederick E. [frederick.boland@nist.gov]
Verzonden: woensdag 11 januari 2012 14:32
Aan: Velleman, Eric
CC: Eval TF
Onderwerp: RE: EvalTF discussion 5.5

As a preamble to this discussion, I think we need to define more precisely ("measure"?) what an "impact" would be (for example, impact to whom/what and what specifically are the consequences of said impact)?

Thanks Tim

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From: Velleman, Eric [mailto:evelleman@bartimeus.nl]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:15 AM
To: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
Subject: EvalTF discussion 5.5

Dear all,

I would very much like to discuss section 5.5 about Error Margin.

If one out of 1 million images on a website fails the alt-attribute this could mean that the complete websites scores a fail even if the "impact" would be very low. How do we define an error margin to cover these non-structural errors that have a low impact. This is already partly covered inside WCAG 2.0. But input and discussion would be great.

Please share your thoughts.
Kindest regards,

Eric




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