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Re: WCAG Guidelines and Support DocumentsV2.doc

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 16:39:58 +0200
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At 07:29 26/08/2005, Joe Clark wrote:
   <blockquote cite="Gregg Vanderheiden">
   Proposal for our documents and how they fit together
         [ Part 2, Application/MSWORD  90KB. ]
I see the Consortium's goals of interoperability and universality of the 
Web continue to be fervently upheld.

Well, here's an XHTML version.
Now I'll focus on the content. I could not attend the second half of 
yesterday's teleconference, so I don't know if the following questions were 

1. Is the mapping document part of "Comparison with WCAG 1.0" (one of the 
chapters/appendices of WCAG 2.0)? It does not seem to fit the description 
of "Annotated Checklist".

2. "There is an individual Techniques Document for every technique listed 
in a Guide Document": currently, there is one Techniques Document per 
technology. This makes it easy to find techniques just by using your 
brower's seach function. It's also good for people who prefer scrolling to 
clicking. There is a proposal to create these long documents ("A collection 
of all technique documents will be available as a single document."); I 
think they deserve better treatmeant than just "afterthoughts".

3. "In addition to the Guide Document for each success criterion, there is 
also an additional Guide Document for each guideline." Why not create a 
Guide Document per guideline that also contains guidance for both the 
guideline and all the success criteria it contains (rather than the extreme 
atomicity from the proposal)? This would make it easier for a reader to see 
how related success criteria work together towards to goal expressed in the 


Christophe Strobbe

Christophe Strobbe
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