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Updated draft of Reformulation of WCAG

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 10:12:19 -0400
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I have published the latest draft at: 

This draft takes into account:
Gregg's suggestions made 11 August 2000 [1]
Ian's suggestions made 14 August 2000 [2]
Charles' suggestions made 26 July 2000 [3]

I did not make all of the suggestions that were made.  Some I will list as 
open issues, others I will address in response to Gregg's e-mail.

Major changes:
1. The text of principles 1 and 2 have been significantly reworded.
2. I have reworded several of the checkpoints in an attempt to make them 
easier to read.  I'm not sure that I have succeeded. <grin/>
3. I deleted the 3rd principal as Charles suggested and moved the previous 
3.1 into the new section 4.  I felt the old 3.2 was redundant with 2.1 and 
thus just deleted it. [3]
4. I moved the dangling WCAG 1.0 2.2 checkpoint to Principle 4 as suggested 
by a couple folks.
5. I added lots of examples as Gregg suggested. [1]
6. I incorporated the previous checkpoint 4.9 in with the new 3.3 as they 
seemed to fit well together.
7. I added a few @@'s to indicate where more work is needed.

I did not change the terminology since that is an ongoing 
debate.  Therefore we still have principles, guidelines, and checkpoints. 
Although, i modified the definition of checkpoint per Gregg's suggestions. [1]

There is obviously much more work to be done.  There are several of the 
checkpoints that I did not edit that would benefit from simplification.

I look forward to discussion!

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2000JulSep/0188.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2000JulSep/0197.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2000JulSep/0170.html
wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
madison, wi usa
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