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Re: Reapproaching WCAG 2.0

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 18:36:04 -0500
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To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

	I agree that we are working on a structure more than a "building" with
pre-concieved walls, foundations, and roof ... But I would rather move
ahead to version 2.0 and considering reducing the number of guidelines to
about four, give or take ... The inbetween steps may be neat organization,
but we are delaying the many decisions that need to be made if we are to
stay ahead of legislation. 

	The fact that the published Guidelines are 1.0, which lack full provisions
for learning and cognitively disabled persons, makes me anxious to get on
with Guidelines 2.0 and get them in the works as quickly as possible. 


At 08:32 AM 1/22/01 -0800, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>At 5:54 PM -0800 1/21/01, William Loughborough wrote:
>I only half agree with William -- I can definitely see where he is
>coming from on this and agree that whatever we produce, we will be
>unable to please -everyone-.
>However, I also do think that if we design a structure rather than
>a building, we can produce something which is adaptable, non-rigid
>and yet rigorous, which can be used in a variety of situations to
>increase accessibility of web sites.
>My ideal WCAG 2.0 would be something akin to XHTML modularization,
>allowing each developer to build their own accessibility plan.  I
>am not convinced I'll see this happen, however.
>Maybe we need to do WCAG 1.5 (or 1.1) before we do WCAG 2.0 --
>updating and correcting any WCAG 1.0 problems before attempting to
>do complete structural overhauls and philosophical shifts.  While
>I might disagree with the basic premise of continued XHTML
>development, their game plan for spec development was sound, as
>they did not try to do three things at once, just one per spec
>release (convert to XML format; divide into modules; and only THEN
>start considering throwing out elements/adding new functionality).
>Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
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