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Success criteria in ATAG2 that refer to WCAG2

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:25:42 -0400
To: "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
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Hi all,

Quite a few commenters in the past (and now WCAG WG) have had an issue with how we split up our success criteria that point to WCAG 2.0:

Current Wording:
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B.1.1.1 Accessible Content Production (WCAG Level A): Authors can use the authoring tool to produce web content that conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level A. (Level A) [Implementing B.1.1.1]

B.1.1.2 Accessible Content Production (WCAG Level AA): Authors can use the authoring tool to produce web content that conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA. (Level AA) [Implementing B.1.1.2]

B.1.1.3 Accessible Content Production (WCAG Level AAA): Authors can use the authoring tool to produce web content that conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AAA. (Level AAA) [Implementing B.1.1.3]

In the past:
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We had a concept of Relative Priority. Which looked simple enough in the success criteria: "A.0.1 For the authoring tool user interface, ensure that Web-based functionality conforms to WCAG. [Relative Priority]"

But which had too much explanatory overhead (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-ATAG20-20061207/#priority-Relative). Commenters found it confusing and suggested splitting them up.

Options:
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Option A: Keep it the way it is (split up).
Option B: Attempt to re-combine them in a way that maintains clarity...

Ideas:
- B.1.1.1 Accessible Content Production: Authors can use the authoring tool to produce web content that conforms to WCAG 2.0. (Level A/AA/AAA depending on the level of conformance to WCAG 2.0 ) [Implementing B.1.1.1]

- B.1.1.1 Accessible Content Production: Authors can use the authoring tool to produce web content that conforms to WCAG 2.0. (Level is the same as the level of conformance to WCAG 2.0) [Implementing B.1.1.1]

Other ideas?

Cheers,
Jan
Received on Monday, 30 August 2010 16:26:09 UTC

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