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evaluating web applications (was Re: Canadian Treasury Board accessibility assessment methodology)

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 23:09:15 +0200
Message-ID: <4FBC007B.9070405@w3.org>
To: Peter Korn <peter.korn@oracle.com>
CC: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi Peter,

Does that mean that web applications cannot be evaluated?

Best,
   Shadi


On 22.5.2012 20:40, Peter Korn wrote:
> Shadi,
>
> As is clear from the Notes&  Examples under their definition of "Web page" at
> the bottom of the URL you circulated (below), it is clear they are looking to
> assess on a Pass/Fail basis the full complexity of web applications. As we've
> explored in recent EvalTF meetings, that is a very challenging thing to do,
> given how dynamic web applications can be (cf. their examples of a "Web mail
> program" and a "customizable portal site"). It is challenging in normal software
> testing to determine whether you have reached every possible code path&  every
> possible configuration of the structure behind a single URI, let alone answer
> Pass/Fail for each and every WCAG A/AA SC for those.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Peter
>
> On 5/22/2012 6:10 AM, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
>>  Dear Group,
>>
>>  Ref:<http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ws-nw/wa-aw/wa-aw-assess-methd-eng.asp>
>>
>>  David MacDonald pointed out the accessibility assessment methodology of the
>>  Canadian Treasury Board, in particular the scoring they use.
>>
>>  Best,
>>  Shadi
>>
>
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