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Re: GL comment

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 16:05:08 -0500 (EST)
To: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
cc: love26@gorge.net, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9903141603520.13600-100000@tux.w3.org>
I agree with Chuck. (Including that I needed a step back to see this
(grin))

Charles McCN.

On Sun, 14 Mar 1999, Chuck Letourneau wrote:

  Thanks for your note William.
  
  I was on the Education and Outreach call as well, and heard the discussion
  around this point.  While at first skeptical about the need for
  clarification, I tried stepping back to look at the statement from the
  point of view of a relative newcomer.  I now think you are correct.
  Someone might think the Guidelines are hinting (and being coy by not
  mentioning names) that those machine verification applications are what we
  are referring to.  I would support asking the editors to add a sentence of
  clarification.
  
  Might it be as simple as restating the existing sentence?
  
  "The checkpoints have been written so that it will be possible [for a
  person/an author] to verify when they have been satisfied."
  
  Comments?
  
  Chuck Letourneau
  Co-Chair, Page Author GL WG
   
  At 12/03/99 10:44 AM , William Loughborough wrote:
  >Under Priorities:
  >
  >"The checkpoints have been written so that it will be possible to verify
  >when they have been satisfied. "
  >
  >As discussed in an EOWG telecon a possible clarifying statement might
  >minimize the perhaps too optimistic hopes raised in the above quote.
  >
  >Somehting like: Although an author's Website may have its conformance
  >with many checkpoints verified *objectively* by a tool such as Bobby,
  >there are also some checkpoints (e.g. "provide textual equivalents")
  >that, although their presence may be verified mechanically, only the
  >subjectively applied skills of a human author can approve. 
  >
  >I assume that if you want to explicitly include this caveat you can find
  >a *real* wordsmith like Ian to state it better.
  >-- 
  >Love.
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