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RE: WCAG 2.0 usage scenarios

From: john_slatin <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 08:29:26 -0500
Message-ID: <6AC4E20EED49D411941400D0B77E52F0074B9954@forum.cc.utexas.edu>
To: "'Slaydon, Eugenia'" <ESlaydon@beacontec.com>, "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, ishida@w3.org, mcmay@w3.org
Cc: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>

I agree that providing two levels of detail will be useful.  It may be a way
to address some of the concerns Bob Regan raised in his response to WCAG 2.0
as a whole-- that it raises the bar significantly and may pose serious
issues for "beginning and intermediate" developers who use WYSIWYG tools
since they'd be required to do hand-coding (though that's true now as well);
Bob also points out that the document is more technical than 1.0, which may
pose barriers to non-technical readers (policy wonks, managers, etc.).  The
two levels of detail might help there.  

It seems to me, too, that offering two levels of detail is consistent with
the practices we're recommending/requiring n 4.1.


John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Technology & Learning
University of Texas at Austin
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-----Original Message-----
From: Slaydon, Eugenia [mailto:ESlaydon@beacontec.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 7:33 am
To: 'Wendy A Chisholm'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org; ishida@w3.org; mcmay@w3.org
Cc: Judy Brewer
Subject: RE: WCAG 2.0 usage scenarios

>Wendy wrote:
>3. How do people feel about two levels of detailed statements at the
>technology-specific level?  Any reactions to [3]?

I like the 2 levels of statements. As a developer I would find this document
extremely useful. I believe that by breaking it out into a general statement
followed by technology specific items allows for growth of the document.
Other technologies such as CSS, XSL, etc. can be added as needed without
affecting the organization of the document. Nice job Wendy.

Eugenia Slaydon
Beacon Technologies, Inc.
336-931-1295 ext. 225
Received on Thursday, 26 September 2002 09:32:13 UTC

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