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Re: Criterion

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 13:38:32 +1000
Message-ID: <15214.4408.120914.452505@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "GLWAI Guidelines WG (GL - WAI Guidelines WG)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
The criteria in the guidelines document itself are meant to specify
what needs to be accomplished to meet the checkpoint; the "checkpoint
solutions" in the technology-specific documents establish how to
satisfy the criteria using a given technology.

In essence we are following the lead of the authoring tool guidelines
and of the user agent guidelines.

Thus, the structure is:

1. Each checkpoint states the requirement in general terms.

2. The "success criteria" set forth the conditions which need to be
   met in order to regard the checkpoint as having been satisfied.

3. The technology-specific documents explain how to meet the success
   criteria in each technology (i.e., what features of particular
   languages to use, how to use them properly etc.).

Items 1 and 2 are normative; item 3 may or may not be so (that's still
an open issue which won't be resolved until we have the
technology-specific documents before us).
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