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RE: General Techniques...

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 11:20:28 -0600
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000218969449@spamarrest.com>
This is a problem.  And we do need to straighten them out. 


Also we could have a link that would patch the general on the specific.  But
they are organized differently and I don't think we  can shuffle them
together.  And I don't think we should maintain them already shuffled or the
text will vary from one to another over time. 


We are working on getting the techniques where they belong. They currently
are mixed up. 



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


From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Alistair Garrison
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 10:24 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: General Techniques...


Dear All, 


Over the past weeks I have been undertaking an end-to-end analysis of the
WCAG 2.0 Guidelines and Techniques (as far as reasonably possible).


The issue I come across most is the fact Technology Specific techniques and
General techniques don't seem to line up - leaving me confused about what I
need to do for conformance to WCAG 2.0.  You can find technology specific
techniques which go too far and specify things which should be left to the
General techniques i.e. specified values for alt text; or General techniques
which are over-extended to talk about technology specific things i.e.
captions, mathematical expressions, video.     


Again, I state that this is causing me a great deal of confusion, and I'm
sure others are finding (or will find) the same thing.


To my mind, it might be far less confusing to the reader if the guidance
provided through the General techniques document was written directly into
each technology specific techniques document (i.e. HTML, CSS, etc.) as
specific techniques, examples and tests - removing, the need for the General
Techniques document entirely.


I would be very interested to hear the thoughts and comments of others on
this matter.




Alistair Garrison 

Managing Director 

Accessinmind Limited UK Filial


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