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Re: Checkpoints and Techniques

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 13:09:37 -0500
Message-ID: <36D834E1.2FCBDD90@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> I think we need to think about whether Techniques are applied to
> checkpoints, guidelines, or both. My proposal is that we categorise
> techniques by checkpoint normally, although I don't think we should
> preclude the possibility that there are techniques which apply to a whole
> guideline.

I think the techniques should be separated from the checkpoints
and guidelines, preferably in another document, but at least
after the checkpoints and guidelines. Too much detail inline
will distract readers from the flow of more abstract discussions.

One reasons to create a second document is to save download
and printing times. The Web Content Guidelines alone
are about 20 pages. The Techniques document is almost 50. 
If you want a reader to digest the ideas, the Guidelines
document should be kept as short as possible.

 - Ian

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org) 
Tel/Fax: (212) 684-1814 
Received on Saturday, 27 February 1999 13:09:39 UTC

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