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[techs] Summary of Techniques teleconference 07 January 2004

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 11:02:40 -0500
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David MacDonald
Ben Caldwell
Michael Cooper
Chris Ridpath
Tom Croucher
Wendy Chisholm
David Donovan


We discussed Gateway techniques, beginning with text equivalents. There are
currently three types of text equivalents that come from HTML practice. We
weren't sure if that generalizes and observed that the techniques still need
to be made less HTML-specific. Active involvement of technology experts is
desirable; SVG in particular came up but also CSS and SMIL. We transitioned
to link text because of its inclusion in the text equivalents section and
discussed ongoing user agent issues in particular with use of the title
attribute. Link text relative to the targeted page and its title element
also came up as an issue to consider in the techniques.

At the W3C Technical Plenary in Cannes, France, the Techniques group will
meet on 4 and 5 March. That will be an ideal forum to coordinate with other
technology experts, and we need to have some internal drafts of Gateway and
HTML techniques ready for review. It would also be ideal to coordinate with
the Euroaccessibility work that overlaps ours. We will try to put these
plans in action.

QA Process was a brief topic and mainly showed that separate activities from
Chris Ridpath and Jenae Andershonis are quite related and should be

IRC log of meeting at http://www.w3.org/2004/01/07-wai-wcag-irc.html


Wendy: contact Dean about SVG techniques and reviewing Gateway
Tom: provide a summary of the issue running into with lists and jaws
Wendy: dig up staff contacts or other team members who can review gateway
for other technologies (timed text/smil, svg - dino, css - bert)
Ben: bring Michael's changes back into gateway and republish
Wendy: find out if publishing moratorium around technical plenary
Wendy: check with judy about meeting with EA on or around tech plenary
Chris: talk with jenae about QA guidelines and testing strategy
Ben: go through techniques issues in bugzilla to see if low-hanging fruit.
Wendy: move css issues into bugzilla 

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