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RE: NEW DRAFT - 31 July 2001

From: Joel Sanda <joels@ecollege.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 15:59:06 -0600
Message-ID: <2FECE9363D811B418C3F282834F172A56DBE04@PIKESPEAK.corp.ecl>
To: "'Anne Pemberton'" <apembert@erols.com>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Anne -

The idea of content stabilization is a valid point, but what if content
changes are frequent? Any content that changes will need to be designed in
alternative formats. 

Take the WCAG 2.0 document. Is there, since the content isn't stable and
always changing, no way to build it so it can conform to the WCAG 2.0 until
it is stable? That means that, as a working document, it cannot be
accessible, at least according to the WCAG 2.0.

My concern is the way 3.4 is written now the group working on the WCAG 2.0
can't adhere to the point while the document is in a working draft. What if
someone on the group had to have content in a form specified by 3.4, but
can't get it because the content isn't stable?



Joel Sanda 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Anne Pemberton [mailto:apembert@erols.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 3:27 PM
To: Wendy A Chisholm; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: NEW DRAFT - 31 July 2001


Wendy, Paul, and all,

         I have absolutely no objections to anything in the newest 
draft.  I will try to read it through tomorrow and give you some help on at 
least one of the places you asked for help, and, if no one tells you first, 
there are a few typo/grammar errors that I spotted reading through it.

         I am so grateful for Paul Bohman's version .... his separating 
these documents into usable segments helped me understand the organization 
of the document and it was easier to use this time than previous -- just 
cause I've seen Paul's organization ... <grin> ...

         Wendy, Joel Sanda asks about illustrating the illustration 
content. Can you tell him where to see what I did last time we were asked 
to do that? We need to stabilize the text before we begin to build the 
illustrations. Is your illustrator joining us?

         I look forward to this draft passing the consensus so we don't 
have to hang a label over this one "under construction" ... with the little 
earthmover icon!....

                                                 Anne




At 01:45 PM 7/31/01 -0400, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>Hello,
>
>A new draft is available.  The 26 July 2001 version did not have updates 
>to checkpoints 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4. This draft updates 
>those, as well as incorporates discussion on checkpoint 2.1 from the 26 
>July 2001 telecon on the 26 July 2001 working draft.
>
>Again, I suggest people read the change log first:
>http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/change-history.html
>
>I have identified several issues again and highlighted major changes, such 
>as combining checkpoints.
>
>I included my proposed checkpoint 3.4 with some minor changes.  I look 
>forward to responses on this.  If it is too controversial, I will revert 
>back to the previous draft or suggest people provide proposals for 
>something that is more acceptable.  We are working to publish a public 
>working draft on 10 August 2001.  We don't need to have consensus for a 
>working draft, but we also don't want to publish anything that contains 
>substantial errors or disagreement.
>
>If possible, we might just put a placeholder for checkpoint 3.4 that says, 
>"A checkpoint on providing illustrations will go here. The working group 
>does not have sufficient agreement to publish anything at this time."
>
>The draft itself is available at:
>http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20010731.html
>
>For the latest draft, always refer to:
>http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/
>
>This redirects to the current version.
>
>I look forward to your comments.
>--wendy
>--
>wendy a chisholm
>world wide web consortium
>web accessibility initiative
>seattle, wa usa
>/--

Anne Pemberton
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