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Re: difference between techniques and procedures

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:03:14 +0200
Message-ID: <4FD1EA02.2040906@w3.org>
To: RichardWarren <richard.warren@userite.com>
CC: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
I think we should continue to reference the "Techniques" rather than the 
test procedures which are a sub-part of a technique. The other parts of 
a technique can also be relevant for evaluation, for example the 
"applicability" clauses that an evaluators needs to consider too.

Also, I think that one of the issues is that WCAG 2.0 and supporting 
documents do not explain "Failure Techniques" ("Common Failures") [1] 
clearly enough. We probably need to describe these a little more.

[1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/failures.html>


On 2.6.2012 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

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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