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Re: 9 August 2001 WCAG WG telecon minutes

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 11:16:48 -0400
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To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: Jo Miller <jo@bendingline.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Anne and Charles,

Are your concerns about this wording strong enough that it needs to be 
resolved before the draft is published to TR (hopefully 17 
August)?  Instead, may I put it on the open issues list to discuss after it 
is published?


At 09:57 AM 8/10/01 , Anne Pemberton wrote:
>         Do we need "as possible" as a qualifier, or should that be in the 
> techniques as well?
>         Oh, I liked the first two of your techniques, but think the one 
> about pronouns belongs in a grammar lesson instead of "techniques" ...
>                                                 Anne
>At 09:13 AM 8/10/01 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>>I agree that the checkpoint text is still a bit too complex to be understood
>>consistently. I would propose dropping the "appropriate" from the text for
>>now, and including it in the discussion material.
>>In the  sufficiency criteria we should be able to provide some ways of
>>measuring whether something meets the checkpoint.
>>For example (this is a 2-minute exercise and I don't think these are good
>>enough, but they might give an idea what I mean):
>(techniques deleted)
>>(I haven't hung up my writing instructor's hat, or my translator's hat, but
>>they are a bit dusty...)
>>On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Anne Pemberton wrote:
>>   Jo,
>>            You were right to raise the issue on the telecon, but I don't
>>   think the fix worked.  The sentence is an important checkpoint, and if it
>>   has to be "read right", then it hasn't been written "clearly and simply"
>>   yet....
>>            Is it necessary to say "as is possible" as well as "as is
>>   appropriate" ? Can we omit "as is possible" and leave it "Write 
>> clearly and
>>   simply as appropriate for the site."  .... I think someone mentioned "as
>>   possible" leaves a checkpoint open to abuse.
>Anne Pemberton

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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