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Re: Requirements

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 13:36:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110041335050.15727-100000@tux.w3.org>
Well,  I have now tried to document these at

Could people please review this for the next meeting. This will allow me to
go to the director and request permission to (belatedly) publish the First
draft of Wombat as a W3C Working Draft.



On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

  According to our charter we are going to write an explanantion  of what needs
  to happen with ATAG. That can include a Proposed Recommendation, hence the
  work on the new draft, but it really should include a more formal statement
  of the issues we are trying to resolve with that draft.

  As I recall they are the following:

  1. The nature of the requirement for pormpting was a subject of debate. It
    was not necessarily clear whether a tool had to interrupt workflow at any
    point in order to conform to checkpoints

  2. There is some redundancy in existing checkpoints

  3. We need a draft that is ready to incorporate WCAG 2.0 as soon as that is a
      (this is a big one. Essentially that means we need to be able to develop
        techniques for that and get it through Candidate Recommendation as fast
        as possible, and part of that involves ironing out any bugs we can find
        in ATAG 1)

  4. It would be helpful to clarify which relative priority chekpoints apply to
    all WCAG checkpoints, and which only apply to some.

  5. It is not always clear what level of implementation is required and what
    is suggested by a checkpoint

  If people raise an issue with the document, particularly if it leads to a
  proposed change to Wombat (or has already), please add to this list. We will
  need to publish this as a document in order to ask the Director for
  permission to publish a first working draft of Wombat.


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