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[html-techs] New HTML Techniques for WCAG 2.0 *rough* draft

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 23:17:14 -0400
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A new draft of the HTML Techniques for WCAG 2.0 is available.  This is a 
*very* rough draft and is only one of many to come in the near 
future.  This is the first draft using xmlspec-techs dtd (Thanks to Loretta 
for converting our old data to the new dtd!).  Refer to the I18N 
documentation about xmlspec-tech [1].  We will provide similar 
documentation for the nuances of using the dtd for WCAG documents.

Primary changes:
1. formatting of examples and checklist items
2. added abstract and status sections
3. added references at the end
4. major changes to content were not made, however editorial notes mark 
content that is likely to change significantly in the near future.
5.  attempted to provide a code example and "checklist item" for every 

Open issues:
1. Many of the "checklist items" are not true or false statements.  For 
example, "Use the ADDRESS element to define a page's author"  is not a true 
or false statement.  However, "The TITLE element describes the document." 
is a true or false statement. Ben provided a list of HTML Techs Checklist 
Items as T/F statements [2] that need to be incorporated into this 
draft.  I mocked up one technique using one of the statements from Ben's 
post. [3]

2. There are several open issues listed at "Issue tracking for WCAG 2.0 
Techniques for HTML/ XHTML" [4]

3. There is still clean-up that needs to be done (broken links, css warnings)

4. Notice the many "@@" that indicate lack of content (usually a missing 
example or description of an example).

5. Links to references need to be standardized so that a reference to an 
external document points to a reference at the end of the document which 
then links to the external resource.

6. Links need to be added to the abstract

7. Currently only link to HTML 4.01 elements and attributes. Document needs 
to be updated for XHTML.


[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2003JulSep/0063.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-HTMLTECH-20030711.html#title
[4] http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/issuereports/xhtml_issues.php

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
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