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Re: DTD for techniques documents

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 10:46:14 -0400 (EDT)
To: Matt May <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0107051039430.32701-100000@tux.w3.org>
Based on the example mostly, here are a few extra comments. (I am not sure ow
much of this Sean has already covered - some I think)

IMHO, elements see-also and applies-to should have compulsory(?) xlink:href
attributes as the primary pointer. This allows the techniques to be
machine-processed easier.

It would be good to define a namespace for groups of users affected, and make
that have an xlink:href attribute too.

I think the content of the description element might as well be HTML, or be
done by using namespaces to include HTML/MathML/whatever. This could be
achieved by modularisation I think...

I don't understand why category is a container element - it seems more likely
that it should be an attribute to me. (please explain?)



On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Matt May wrote:

  I've thrown together a DTD for 2.0 techniques. I've attached it here with an
  example of how a WCAG 1.0 HTML technique would be implemented in XML.

  The primary benefits I was looking for in XML were the ability to address
  the requirements of different groups, including implementation teams, and a
  good method of interfacing with other sources of information, such as the
  AERT document and other guidelines documents. I think that using a structure
  somewhat like this could result in more usable and effective techniques
  documents, especially where multiple technologies (such as HTML+CSS+script)
  are involved.

  Comments are encouraged. Thanks.

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