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2 or 3 Levels

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 21:47:44 -0500
Message-Id: <200404150247.i3F2loML023738@jalopy.cae.wisc.edu>
To: "'Joe Clark'" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Actually the results from the working group meeting where we discussed this
were

For two levels (with third level dropped)   
  7  - Prefer    7  - Ok,can live with     6     - Cannot live with    0 -
Don't know

For two levels  (with three levels collapsed to 2)      
  0  - Prefer    14  - Ok,can live with     6    - Cannot live with   0 -
Don't know

For Three levels.
 13   - Prefer   4  - Ok,can live with      0    - Cannot live with   3  -
Not sure

Since consensus is defined as "I prefer this or at least can live with it"
we take consensus votes in that fashion

So we are continuing with 3 levels for now.  

Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Joe Clark
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 10:38 AM
To: WAI-GL
Subject: Re: Agenda April 15th


> 2 - Definition of Levels?
>        a) - what are the goals of the different levels (the general
> explanation)
>        ?? L1 - Things the author must do so that something can be made
> accessible
>        ?? L2 - Things the author can do to make content accessible
>        ?? L3 - Things author can do that are not generally applicable or
are
> very hard

You don't have anything resembling "consensus" for using three levels
rather than two, though that is what Gregg himself favours. Some people
interpret "Gregg likes it" to mean "everybody agrees" and "it's the best
idea."

As has been mentioned several times on this list and in the 
teleconferences, it is hard to justify more than two levels of compliance.

<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2003OctDec/0285.html>

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