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RE: A PROPOSAL TO SPLIT THE WCAG IN THREE. Please read this. I'm serious.

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 09:06:03 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>
cc: WAI Guidelines WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0108200904250.27912-100000@tux.w3.org>
For all that I am not in favour of using the results of this to produce three
documents, I think this is a very important step to approaching what we are
trying to do. I agree that the difference between comprehension and "device
independence" is a major source of friction within the group, but I think the
answer to that is that we try to listen a bit more carefully to each other,
and reduce the friction that goes with working on different things at the
same time.

Cheers

Charles

On Mon, 20 Aug 2001, Charles F. Munat wrote:

  I suggest reviewing all checkpoints, splitting some into more detailed
  checkpoints, and reorganizing them into three groups. I think that we can
  find homes for the technology checkpoints.

  As for leaving access and comprehension together, those are the two areas I
  am MOST interested in seeing separated, because I think that this
  intersection is the source of almost all the friction and controversy in
  this group. Also, I'd like to see a lot more focus on comprehension. And I
  have some questions, such as, How do we measure success?

  I would at least like to take a stab at it. Is anyone else willing to help
  come up with a quick rearrangement of the checkpoints to see what something
  like this might look like? If it just doesn't work, well, thems the breaks.
  But I'd really like to give it a try just to see...

  Chas.
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