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Re: difference between techniques and procedures

From: Alistair Garrison <alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 14:35:21 +0200
Message-Id: <4A0ECFB4-C26C-4FEB-83F5-60088F571055@gmail.com>
To: RichardWarren <richard.warren@userite.com>, Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi Richard, 

Nice suggestion. Building this into your earlier suggestion…

Does it mean 1.e becomes:

Step 1.e: Defined the test procedures which will be used. 
Requirement 1.e: The test procedures that will be used to evaluate the conformance to WCAG 2.0 should be specified.

And, to update 4b to become "Step 4.b: Use test procedures from WCAG 2.0 Techniques where possible". (following through 4.b with changes like 'using test procedures from…')

If it does - you have my 100% backing.

All the best 


On 2 Jun 2012, at 12:50, RichardWarren wrote:

> In the light of our discussions on step 1e I think that Step 4b also appears to be confusing. I think we are trying to say that we will record the testing techniques as described at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/intro.html#intro_testing_techs .
> When W3C describes techniques in its techniques collection it refers to these testing techniques as “procedures” at the end of each document under the title “Tests”.  See an example at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/G1.html#G1-tests
> We too should use the words test procedure when we refer to what we do when we check for compliance. This would avoid confusion between the techniques that the web-designer uses to create an accessible page and the processes we, as evaluators, use to check that the page is compliant (either by using a W3C technique, or some other technique).
> Richard
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