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Re: Priorities

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 15:16:47 -0500
Message-ID: <01b201bf6771$1b4efcf0$b040968e@ic.utoronto.ca>
To: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>
>I guess if we want the techniques to stand on their own,
>then we should include priorities on techniques.
>
Sure. Each technique will have a priority that it gets from its associated
checkpoint.

>At this point, I think we are working towards a Note.
>It seems to be supportive material for the other 3 guidelines
>documents (WCAG, ATAG, UAAG).
>
I don't see our document as a standard, that others can work towards, as we
will be constantly changing it. Once the ERT is complete and Bobby and
A-Prompt implement it then we'll get feedback from users. We may hear from
the users of the software that we're way off and things need to be changed.

Chris

----- Original Message -----
From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
To: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>; <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: Priorities


>
> >
> > > If the priority of the WCAG checkpoint is not inherited, then how do
we
> > > define priorities for this document?
> > >
> >The techniques should inherit the priority of the WCAG checkpoint.
>
> ok.
>
> then do we need a priority on each technique or can we just leave them on
> the checkpoint?  I guess if we want the techniques to stand on their own,
> then we should include priorities on techniques.
>
> > > If we are expecting people to conform to it, then I think that implies
we
> > > want to take this to Recommendation status.  Do we want to take it to
> > > Recommendation or release it as a Note?
> > >
> >What are the politics involved in taking it to a Recommendation? Would it
> >slow us down?
>
> I think we should ask what effect we want to have rather than how long it
> will take us to reach our goal.  As I see it, the question is, "is this
> document informative or normative?"  in other words are we creating
> something that acts as a guide for people who are creating E&R tools (a
W3C
> Note), or is this something that they will want to conform to and become
an
> industry "standard" (a W3C Recommendation). (probably not the best
> description of the differences...)
>
> At this point, I think we are working towards a Note.  It seems to be
> supportive material for the other 3 guidelines documents (WCAG, ATAG,
UAAG).
>
> thoughts?
>
> --wendy
> --
> wendy a chisholm
> world wide web consortium
> web accessibility initiative
> madison, wi usa
> tel: +1 608 663 6346
> /--
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