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RE: some questions on Guide Document Template

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 15:04:47 -0500
To: "'Tim Boland'" <frederick.boland@nist.gov>, <public-wcag-teamc@w3.org>
Cc: "'Wendy Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050914200251.3F27F60C1A6@eq1.spamarrest.com>

I will be posting an updated template and updated example later today that
should help

In the meantime
1- yes - definitions are restricted to those in Guidelines.  If you need
another - nominate it for the guidelines doc.   Don't define something that
is same meaning as dictionary use. 

2 - background means - where this came from. Sometimes there is a common
problem that led to the guideline that may not be obvious.  

3 - Wendy- can you respond on related resources?  I think there may be some
W3 guidance on what we list as resources but I don't know. 


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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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[mailto:public-wcag-teamc-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tim Boland
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:47 PM
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Subject: some questions on Guide Document Template

Hi, I'm starting work on my second action item from Monday September 12 WCAG
Team C teleconference, and am using the Guide Document Template [1] as a
I have a few questions on some of the instructions/terms of this template:

(1) Are "key terms" restricted to terms already found in the WCAG Glossary
(as is implied) or can terms not currently
  in the Glossary but possibly important to understanding the success
criterion be also included in this section?

(2) What is the meaning of "background information" in
"Intent of this SC" section of template?   What kind of
background information?   Is there an example of such
background information for a specific success criterion?

(3) What is the scope/purpose of "Related Resources" Section?
Related in what sense/context?   Can these
resources be those listed with documented techniques or should they be other
resources not found with a specific technique?
   What criterion would be used to list a
resource in the "Related Resources" Section?   (NOTE: "background
  information" is listed again in this section, as it is also in the
section - duplication?)

I would really appreciate any answers to these questions.

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

[1]: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2005/08/wcag-templates/guide-doc.htm

PS1: I think it would be really helpful to me to have a complete example of
a Guide Document for a specific success criterion as an illustration..

PS2: I have previously raised the issue of exactly how an option would be
"deemed sufficient" (in "Techniques for Addressing.." section), but any
guidance would be welcomed..
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