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techniques sorting notes

From: Ben Caldwell <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 14:37:03 -0600
Message-ID: <423B3BEF.80404@trace.wisc.edu>
To: WCAG-WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At the Boston Techniques F2F held earlier this month, a few of us (John, 
Tom, David, Wendy and I) began working through the process of sorting 
our existing techniques into various categories as a means for working 
through some of the issues surrounding baseline and in hopes of gaining 
a better understanding of how technology-specific techniques relate to 

The questions we asked about each success criterion were:

- what are sufficient techniques?
- what techniques work today?
- what is the baseline ideal recommendation? (what we'd recommend in a 
perfect world)
- what practices might cause an author to fail?
- which techniques are optional?
- which techniques are not in spec? (transitional)
- which techniques are dependent on baseline decisions?

I've attached our notes (which cover all of the HTML techniques 
currently mapped to guideline 1.1, level 1, success criterion 1).

Though the process was somewhat time-consuming, we felt it was helpful 
to work through the individual techniques in the context of these 
questions and felt that this process was an important part of collecting 
the data needed for resolving baseline as well as identifying the 
improvements needed for future techniques drafts.


Ben Caldwell | <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Trace Research and Development Center <http://trace.wisc.edu>

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