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Re: [tech] information architecture for interweiving WCAG documents

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 15:45:27 -0400
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To: "David MacDonald" <befree@magma.ca>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: shawn@w3.org

Hello David,

Thank you for contacting Ken.

Ken says:
>Pretty succinct advice: manage the information as a whole and write
>stylesheets to aggregate and/or syndicate the information from/to different
>publications.  When I say "whole" I don't mean "one big XML file" but
>syndicate "one XML file per thematic collection of raw information" for
>independent publications and using XSLT to aggregate from all necessary
>collections when building a piece of the output.

For more information about the XML and XSLT that we are using refer to the 
list at the end of this message [1].  I think we have a good handle on XML 
and XSLT, but we need help designing how we present the information.  We 
need help answering:  What are the different ways people will use the 
information?  How should we design the presentation and flow so that people 
can easily find the information they are looking for?

I took an action item to talk with Shawn Henry who is facilitating the WAI 
Web Site Redesign Project [0].  The task force is using a user-centered 
design process [2] to redesign the WAI Web site. I would like the WCAG WG 
to use a similar process to design the suite of documents that support WCAG 


[0] http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2003/redesign.html
[1] all of these are available from: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wcag20.html#techs
techniques dtd: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/sources/xmlspec-tech.dtd
xslt to generate techniques documents: 
xslt to generate wcag 2.0: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/sources/wcag2gl.xsl
source for html techniques: 
source for css techniques: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/2002/08/css-tech.xml
source for techs gateway: 
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2003/ucd


wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
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