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Re: Structure of the guidelines: four options to consider

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 23:32:03 -0500 (EST)
To: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
cc: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101082330590.17239-100000@tux.w3.org>
I vote for proposal number 1.

But my overwhelming vote is to publish any version you like, rather than
delay publishing.
Charles McCN

On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Jason White wrote:

  In view of the recent discussions, there are four options currently open
  with respect to the over-all structure of the guidelines. We need to
  decide among these, preferably sooner rather than later, so that the basic
  organization of the document can be fixed. The choices are:

  1. To adopt my original proposal of four guidelines:
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2001JanMar/0155.html (this
  proposal is an outline only; the checkpoints do not represent final
  wording, which would largely be taken from the existing drafts, with
  Wendy's editorial good judgment applied).

  2. The same as above, but reduced to three guidelines, by combining (a)
  device-independence, and (b) interoperability/compatibility issues, into
  guideline 1 (effectively combining my proposed guidelines 1 and 4 into
  guideline 1).

  3. The same as proposal 2, above, but also combining comprehension (my
  proposed guideline 3) with browsing and navigation (my proposed guideline
  2), thus yielding two guidelines: (1) device
  independence/interoperability-compatibility; and (2)
  comprehension/browsing/navigation. Note that, when we last proposed a
  draft which combined comprehension with browsing and navigation under a
  single guideline, concerns were raised that two quite distinct issues were
  being confusingly brought together, and we resolved to separate them into
  two distinct guidelines, one devoted to comprehension, and the other to

  4. Develop some other proposal on the basis of which to organise the

  Please indicate which option you would prefer, and why, as we attempt to
  achieve consensus.

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