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RE: The Order of Checkpoint Priorities

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 00:53:20 +1100
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBIEBKDEAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Yes, I take your point.  Maybe it is an issue that needs to be addressed at
a later stage, as it could serve as a distraction for the issues on hand at
present.  But I do think it should be tackled before it is a published
recommendation, as it is important to create some sense of being able to
view the issues or present them in an educational way within a medium that
will be most "accessible" to the web development community at large, and it
is a great opportunity to leverage the most impact.


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Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: Wednesday, 9 January 2002 12:01 AM
To: Geoff Deering
Subject: Re: The Order of Checkpoint Priorities

Summary: I agree with you in principle, but think that we are not ready to
resolve this issue yet.

Hi Geoff, I think there are two issues here. One is whether priority is a
good ordering principle within a guideline, and I believe that it is. I
that is not a very cntroversial idea, but at this stage we haven't
prioritised the guidelines/checkpoints/techniques or decided finally exactly
which parts should carry priority.

Seperately, there is a question of whether a different order is more useful
for learning (or for that matter for some other audience). Although I agree
with you about a different order being helpful for helping people to learn
the principles of accessibility, I am not sure that we should be trying to
decide the best order of presentation before we have settled threquirements
being listed. (I realise that they are to some extent inter-related, so we
may go a couple of cycles of each step influencing the other a bit when we
get there).



On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Geoff Deering wrote:


  If the Guidelines are to be intended in order of Priority in the future,
  it worth addressing this issue now, or when they are more refined?

  I feel they could better address the nature of structured web development
  reordering them.  There can be an advantage to reorder them in helping to
  prioritize the issues for communicating and identifying the major issues
  the development of Web Content, as applied to Accessibility.

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