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Re: SC as checklists

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 08:31:19 +0100
To: <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>
Cc: <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>, "'WCAG-WG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c52d1e$cfc43ba0$eb8212c6@K2>


I agree, the terms "Techniques" and "Tests" might be not sufficiently
clear to every reader. Maybe a more verbose text should be considered by
the group.

However, the WCAG 1.0 Checklist provides a link to the Guidelines
themselves, from there links lead to the Techniques Gateway, and only
from there to the technology specific Techniques. You really had to know
the full picture to find your way through this maze.

Here I am proposing links to the Techniques and Tests directly from the
Checklist. A small example of how this could look like:

<a href="guidelines">1.1 L1 SC1</a>: For all non-text content that is...

 * How to implement this checkpoint in:
  - HTML
  - CSS
  - ...

 * How to test for correct implementation in:
  - HTML
  - CSS
  - ...
---End Example


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason White 
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 08:10
To: shadi@w3.org
Cc: caldwell@trace.wisc.edu; 'WCAG-WG'
Subject: Re: SC as checklists

Shadi Abou-Zahra writes:
 > Personally, I prefer the simple version but propose the group
 > links from each SC entry to the respective Techniques and Tests (as
 > opposed to including them into the checklists as in the other

This is an interesting proposal as it stands partway between the two
versions. It is also similar to the WCAG 1.0 guidelines in which
checkpoints are linked to techniques.

Some have claimed that the links from WCAG 1.0 to the techniques are
not sufficiently prominent. I am not sure whether this is an
accessibility concern, or more a worry that inattentive readers fail
to notice them. Whatever the alleged problem is, any proposal to link
the 2.0 checklist, comprised of success criteria, to the techniques,
should include a design that minimizes the difficulty.
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