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Background for an updated look at current WCAG 2.0 working drafts

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 15:55:14 -0400
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To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

EOWG:

Item 4 on our agenda for tomorrow
         http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2004AprJun/0137.html
is a discussion of progress in the WCAG 2.0 Working Draft.

Actually this may be more of an orientation to resources available, and 
status of changes related to EOWG comments, plus background for EOWG to 
bear in mind when preparing for another in-depth review once the latest 
WCAG 2.0 Working Draft becomes available sometime in July.

Because of the volume of comments received and issues that WCAG WG has been 
working on in the interim, WCAG WG has not yet processed many of EOWG's 
comments from last September -- including editorial changes recommended to 
the introduction -- but is tracking them and plans to address them in 
upcoming versions. However there are some areas where changes that the 
group has made or is considering are related to comments that EOWG submitted.

URI's for relevant documents follow. I will provide a brief orientation and 
suggest a few areas that we may want to look at together, including the 
current guideline text and success criteria text, and the two last 
documents which are marked with **. We should discuss how we would like to 
proceed with another EOWG review after the next public working draft 
becomes available.

Regards,

- Judy

June 2003 Public Working Draft of WCAG 2.0
         http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-WCAG20-20030624/

EOWG comments on June 2003 WCAG 2.0 Working Draft
         http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2003Sep/0015.html

WCAG WG's capture of EOWG comments on June 2003 WCAG 2.0 Working Draft
         http://tinyurl.com/2yzzx

March 2004 Public Working Draft of WCAG 2.0
         http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-20040311/

Log of changes between June 2003 and March 2004 working draft
         http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-change-history.html#Changes

June 2004 Internal Working Draft of WCAG 2.0
         http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20040602.html

Log of changes between March 2003 and June 2004 working draft
         http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/change-history.html

WCAG WG's plan for publishing next working draft in July
         http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2004/03/20040611-WD-plan.html

**Summary of current issues with the conformance scheme
         http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20040602.html#conformance

**Summary of current questions on whether checklists should be normative or not
         http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2004/06/normative-checklist-issues.html


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Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G530
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Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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