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RE: questions re: task for 3.2?

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 10:02:09 -0400
Message-ID: <A0666B3C59F1634290FDC88674D87C3206DF0F@1WFEMAIL.ottawa.watchfire.com>
To: "Tim Boland" <frederick.boland@nist.gov>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi Tim - I can answer some but not all of your questions.

Yes, many of the end-to-end analyses that we assigned last week have already been done. The actions from the meeting [1] were to extend those mappings to include test cases. Possibly the fact that guidelines and techniques mapping is already done will facilitate that, but maybe not.

We absolutely want to consider more than HTML. We have had a bias to HTML, because it is widely supported and because individual members of the group are more familiar with it. But we need to move away from that as soon as possible. Our ability or failure to create non-HTML test cases for the guidelines will be important feedback to the guidelines development process.

We are also attempting to consider internationalization and device independence. We have had some coordination with those groups in the past and plan to do more. If you raise questions around that on the list probably someone from those groups will see your message and be able to respond. 


[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/08/04-wai-wcag-irc

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Tim Boland
> Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 9:12 AM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Cc: frederick.boland@nist.gov
> Subject: questions re: task for 3.2?
>  From the WCAG Techniques telecon of Aug 4, did I have an 
> action item to do 
> an end-to-end analysis for Guideline 3.2?   I seem to see on the site 
> http://eramp.com/david/ that one has already been done for 3.2?
> In terms of possible tests, I started to look at any of Chris 
> Ridpath's 
> tests for 3.2 (I saw 2 listed for 3.2 WCAG2.0 (Level AAA) 
> dated 2004-03-19 
> ATRC assignment?),  started looking at any Bobby tests to see 
> if any could 
> be matched to 3.2, and searched for other accessibility tests 
> that might 
> possibly apply to 3.2..
> Before proceeding further with my task, I have some questions re: 3.2 
> Success Criteria, as to objective definitions of "extreme changes in 
> context" and "manner: that can be "programmatically 
> identified".   Can 
> anyone supply unambiguous definitions for those terms?  Also, 
> the available 
> tests seem to be HTML-based; are we considering other than HTML in 
> testing?   Are we considering a variety of languages 
> (internationalization 
> issues) - since perceived "change in context" may be affected by such 
> issues?    What about device-independence issues?
> Thanks, Tim Boland NIST
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