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[techs] Straw Poll Number 3 Results

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:24:46 -0500
Message-ID: <013f01c512c2$7618a850$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Thanks for all your comments in the recent straw poll. I'll try to respond
to the major issues below.

Several people asked why we didn't combine several of the tests into one
test (example, the tests dealing with input label). We're trying to keep a
very fine level of granularity in the test suite so that we can make the
specification more precise. With regard to the input tests, not all input
elements require a label so I had to specify the ones that do require a

It would likely make it more human readable if the checklists and techniques
combine all those input tests into one. But at the test suite level I'd like
to keep them separate. The checklists and techniques could also group other
tests to make them more usable.

There were several comments regarding the wording of the tests and I agree
that our test suite is in need of some good wordsmithing. I think that we
all agree on the principle of the test but we need to work on the wording.
This could be done now or we can wait a bit until the suite is almost
complete. Waiting a while would give us the benefit of seeing a bigger
picture of the suite and would allow us to easier pick out commonalities in
the wording. I'd appreciate any help with proofreading or wordsmiting.

There were several questions about the usefulness of some of the tests and
could we allow other methods of doing the same thing. Most of these tests
have been discussed at great length on the lists or our teleconferences but
some of the resolutions have been lost or buried. This reminds me that we
need to keep good records of the resolutions we reach and make these
available. This could reduce the questions that arise on already resolved

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