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RE: Techniques harvesting

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:00:44 -0400
Message-ID: <A0666B3C59F1634290FDC88674D87C32021251A1@1WFEMAIL.ottawa.watchfire.com>
To: "Tim Boland" <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi Tim - the techniques harvesting was a brainstorming session to come up with new ideas for techniques. For the most part we did not write down existing techniques, we tried to come up with new ones. However, the informal nature of brainstorming means there's no guarantee that everything there is new. If we mentioned existing techniques, we did not bother to note where they were located. A next stage in the exercise will be to select techniques for expansion, and in that phase duplicates would be eliminated. But I wanted to get this document with minimal editorializing from me in order to preserve the integrity of the brainstorm. We will refer to this in future teleconference agendae. Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Boland [mailto:frederick.boland@nist.gov]
> Sent: August 19, 2005 8:39 AM
> To: Michael Cooper
> Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Techniques harvesting
> 
> 
> Thank you for providing the summary of the discussion results 
> on success
> criterion-technique mapping.  I think that this summary will help to 
> organize future
> work.
> 
> I notice that there are no direct links included for
> the techniques listed in your summary to specific techniques 
> in the current
> WCAG2.0 Techniques Documents (for example, to the HTML 
> Techniques for WCAG2.0
> [1], or to the CSS Techniques for WCAG2.0 [2]); the 
> techniques listed in 
> your summary are
> bulleted, with no such cross-reference to such specific techniques.
> 
> Per the previous, are there techniques listed in your summary 
> that are not 
> in the current WCAG2.0 techniques documents referenced on the 
> WCAG WG site 
> [3]? Conversely, are there techniques in the current WCAG2.0 
> techniques 
> documents on the WCAG WG site [3] that are not in your
> summary? Do the existing WCAG2.0 techniques documents on the 
> WCAG WG site
> [3] need to be updated for consistency with your summary (as 
> it reflects
> current thinking via the teleconference discussions)?
> 
> Thanks and best wishes
> Tim Boland NIST
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-HTML-TECHS/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-CSS-TECHS/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/
> 
> 
> At 11:47 AM 8/18/2005 -0400, you wrote:
> 
> >I have gone through the meeting minutes from the three 
> meetings in June 
> >[1], [2], [3] at which we harvested techniques for each of 
> the guidelines. 
> >I tried to organize them into technologies: General, HTML, 
> CSS, Script, 
> >and "other" - the last category including things like server-side 
> >techiques, and technologies like SMIL and SVG.
> >
> >Note that as we were harvesting techniques we were doing it 
> in the context 
> >of a particular success criterion, which is where each technique is 
> >mapped. Often we thought suggested techniques might map to 
> other success 
> >criteria as well, but we weren't able to capture that 
> information reliably 
> >so I ommitted those notes from this.
> >
> >The collected mapping is available at the following two 
> URLs. The first 
> >one is a table aligning techniques, technologies, and 
> success critiera. 
> >The second is a list that groups techniques by technology, 
> which I think 
> >might be easier for people wanting to focus on a specific 
> technology to use.
> >
> >http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2005/06/30-tech-harvest.html
> >http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2005/06/30-tech-harvest-by-tech.html
> >
> >I apologize for any errors, and will do my best to fix them 
> if you spot 
> >something.
> >
> >Michael
> >
> >[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/06/30-wai-wcag-minutes.html
> >[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/07/07-wai-wcag-minutes.html
> >[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/07/14-wai-wcag-minutes.html
> >
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> >Michael Cooper
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