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Re: Revised List of Technologies (with volunteers...)

From: Matt May <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 11:03:42 -0800
Message-ID: <17d501c075c2$a1b19950$6401a8c0@sttln1.wa.home.com>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Al Gilman" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Al Gilman" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
> For what it's worth, I don't think that the work should be broken down by
> technology.
>
> For my money, the work items would be divided functionally.  Something
like:
>
> page organization
> site-wide structure and methods
> [database organization]
> transaction processing
> effects (status communicated by properties applied throughout something,
e.g.
> text effects, greyed out, etc.)
>
> and so forth.

I think there are too many rules specific to each technology for this to be
feasible. HTML, in particular, has a number of unique rules (e.g., dealing
with tables, frames, and legacy browsers) that are better addressed in a
technology-specific group.

It'd be useful to create a framework of the above concepts, though, from
which the groups can draw to create techniques relevant to their
technologies, and to keep them a little more in sync with one another. But
for the sake of the continuity of the individual documents, I'd rather see
them written completely with a focus on the technology in question.

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matt
Received on Wednesday, 3 January 2001 15:20:21 GMT

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