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Re: Evaluation results: Examples

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 11:10:10 -0500
Message-ID: <36F66B62.7C55E488@w3.org>
To: Chetz Colwell <c.g.colwell@herts.ac.uk>
CC: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Chetz Colwell wrote:
> <message 8 of 8>.
> Hi,
> For the Techniques document:
> The use of variables in examples is not always obvious, for example the
> third example in 2.5 Tables uses the variables 'a2' - 'a8', but does not
> use 'a1'.  Participants had difficulties in allocating names to variables
> because they did not know whether the choice in the example was crucial, or
> a matter of preference.
> Potential solution:
> * Names of variables in examples should be chosen with care and, where
> necessary, explained.

I will rename the "id" values in the table examples
to read "Header1" , "Header2", etc. which should be clearer.
> Related problem:
> Currently, all the examples have to be read before an author can decide
> which to use.  Some Participants were observed to just read the first
> example and then implement it straight away, rather than reading them all
> and choosing the most appropriate.

> Potential solution:
> * The examples could be listed in such a way that it could be seen at a
> glance which would be the most appropriate to use.  For example, a list of
> types of table with the associated example:
> <list of types of table>,
> Simple tables - use example 1,
> Complex tables - use example 2,
> etc.
> <presentation of examples>,
> Example 1,
> Example 2.

The Editors will keep these good ideas in mind as we
edit the Techniques Document.

Thank you,
 - Ian

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org) 
Tel/Fax: (212) 684-1814 
Received on Monday, 22 March 1999 11:11:45 UTC

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