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[techs] Summary of Techniques teleconferences 13 August 2003

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 15:15:54 -0400
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PRESENT

Ben Caldwell
Wendy Chisholm
Michael Cooper
Roberto Ellero
David MacDonald
Matt May
Chris Ridpath
Roberto Scano

DISCUSSION

We began today's discussion addressing some questions raised by Wendy's work
on table techniques. This focused on issues of "AND" and "OR" relationships
among techniques, order of the techniques, prioritization of techniques
(including the concepts of "sufficent" vs. "optional"), how techniques are
grouped (by concept or code element) and granularity. We will propose
resolutions to these questions and propogate to Requirements issues that
aren't already addressed.

We continued the discussion of links from last week, based on input we have
received during the week. It was an interesting and difficult discussion but
we think we will be able to make proposals soon.

We continued reviewing the HTML techniques, using the draft at [1].
Continuing with links, we discussed tabindex and accesskey, which need some
user agent testing to help resolve questions. Links that open in new windows
unexpectedly continues to be a problem, although we hope to deprecate the
technique when user agent notification of such links improves. We weren't
sure what methods of informing the user of the link's nature were
sufficient, so we have more exploring to do there.

Finally we began a discussion of fallbacks for images, including "alt" and
"longdesc" for the IMG element and content for the OBJECT element. The
relationship of d-links to longdesc was also thorny given current user agent
support; and we noted problems with d-links. We will propose adjustments to
these techniques on the basis of the discussion.

Detailed log of discussion is at [2].

ACTION ITEMS

* Wendy: Continue developing table techniques
* Michael: Play with overall structure and propagate to requirements
* Wendy	: Pull in references to Success Criteria in techniques view
* David, Michael: Create link text proposal based on today's discussion
* Michael: Post summary of link usage survey 
* Ben: See if tabindex different for links and form controls
* Wendy: Split navigation links into 4 separate techniques
* Wendy: Look at browser that has "accesskey mode"
* Ben: Test UA support for accesskey
* David: Pose questions about new windows and notifications to screen reader
users
* Michael: Clean up content of examples while working on XHTML
* Wendy: Follow up with Kynn on his comment for checkpoint 1.1 and examples
* Ben: Test user agent support for alternative content for OBJECT
* Ben: Test UA support for OBJECT element
* Michael: Rearrange Alt content techniques to flow better
* Michael: Create Long description techniques

REFERENCES

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20030807.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2003/08/13-wai-wcag-irc.html

Michael Cooper
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