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Re: proposal for technique short phrases

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 09:33:57 -0500
Message-ID: <00a001bf6741$36686650$b040968e@ic.utoronto.ca>
To: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>

I like your suggested technique phrases better than the existing ones. They
are more accurate in describing the evaluation. I also agree that the repair
should not be implied in the phrase.


----- Original Message -----
From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
To: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2000 5:08 PM
Subject: proposal for technique short phrases

> Hi,
> I propose that the short technique phrase should be able to stand on its
> own (as in a checklist).  I also think that the repair should not be
> implied in the short phrase since some may have several potential repairs.
> proposed short phrase examples for Checkpoint 1.1 - Provide a text
> equivalent for every non-text element:
> <proposed short phrase examples>
> 1.1.A -  Check IMG elements for valid "alt" attribute
> 1.1.B - Verify that valid IMG element descriptions ("longdesc" attribute
> d-link) are provided where necessary
> 1.1.C - Check INPUT elements of type="image" for valid "alt" attribute
> 1.1.D - Check APPLET elements for valid "alt" attribute
> 1.1.E - Verify that valid APPLET element descriptions are provided where
> necessary
> 1.1.F - Check OBJECT elements of type="<image MIME types>" for valid
> text  equivalents and descriptions (where necessary)
> 1.1.G - Verify that valid OBJECT elements of type="<audio or video MIME
> types>" text equivalents are provided where necessary
> 1.1.H - Check FRAME elements for valid "longdesc" attribute
> 1.1.I - Check AREA elements for valid "alt" attribute
> 1.1.J - Check SCRIPT elements for valid equivalents where necessary
> 1.1.K - Check A elements for valid text content
> 1.1.L - Verify that valid text equivalents are provided for PRE and XMP
> elements used to create ASCII art.
> </proposed short phrase examples>
>   [note that in the discussion of the techniques, MIME types are as
> in ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/media-types ]
> Note that I added a technique for the A element and arranged the order a
> bit so that OBJECT element techniques were together.
> These would replace the current text for Checkpoint 1.1 - Provide a text
> equivalent for every non-text element.
> <current>
> Technique 1.1.A - Check images ALT text
> Technique 1.1.B - Check images for LONGDESC and descriptive link
> Technique 1.1.C - Check input buttons that use images for ALT text
> Technique 1.1.D - Check applets ALT text
> Technique 1.1.E - Check applets for alternative content
> Technique 1.1.F - Check objects for alternative representation
> Technique 1.1.G - Check frames for an associated LONGDESC file
> Technique 1.1.H - Check AREA elements for ALT text
> Technique 1.1.I - Check if audio files have an associated text transcript
> Technique 1.1.J - Check SCRIPT element for an associated NOSCRIPT element
> Technique 1.1.K - User notification for ASCII art
> </current>
> if this proposal is excepted, I will go through the document to rewrite
> each phrase to fit this form.
> thoughts
> --wendy
> --
> wendy a chisholm
> world wide web consortium
> web accessibility initiative
> madison, wi usa
> tel: +1 608 663 6346
> /--
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