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RE: Multiple guidelines views (views)

From: <cyns@opendesign.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 14:53:12 -0700
Message-ID: <F0CBA28A8CE1D311B64300508BC216220129D4C3@saruman.seattle.wuwinc.com>
To: kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com, chas@munat.com, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
We had a similar discussion at the F2F meeting at CSUN in March 2000.  I
think at the time we were calling it views into a database (or at least I
was), and we were talking about being able to generate technology-based sets
of checkpoints.  

We kept the technology-specifics (they turned into multiple techniques
documents), but ditched the database idea.  If I remember correctly, this
was because our charter is to build a Normative Document, and a Normative
Document has to be static.  I don't entirely understand why. As far as I can
tell, it's because Normative Documents are derived from the same base class
as Laws and Regulations, and are constrained by some paper-based idioms.
Greg, Wendy, or Jason, can you help us understand the W3C policy issues

If our goal is to provide information to help Web Developers build
accessible sites, I still believe the database approach is the best one.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kynn Bartlett [mailto:kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com]
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 2:15 PM
To: Charles F. Munat; WAI Guidelines WG
Subject: Re: Multiple guidelines views (views)

At 2:01 PM -0700 2001/8/20, Charles F. Munat wrote:
>I don't know if I've explained this very well. Can anyone elucidate this
>idea better?
>Chas. Munat

Check the archives; this has been implicit -- but perhaps not well-stated
-- in my understanding of the whole "do the document in XML and then
generate out whatever types of other documents we need" concept.

It might just be that the understanding of -restructuring- the doc was
just within my head and not articulated -- mainly because I view XSLT as
a restructuring tool not a selection tool.  So what you describe sounds
perfectly natural and appropriate to me, but maybe isn't what other people
were thinking of.


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
Tel +1 949-567-7006
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