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Re: applicability conditions

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 14:36:50 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Good job - my only (minor) questions are:

(1) Given the definition of "feature" in WCAG2.0 Glossary [1] ("specific 
component of a technology"), what exactly does it mean for a technique to 
be "applicable" to a component of a technology?

(2) Components may be included in one version of a technology, but not 
another, which would seem to be to increase complexity and variability - 
how can such complexity and variability be effectively managed?

(3) Is a definition of "applicability" needed, such that it can be 
unambiguously (objectively) determined (measured) when applicability exists 
as opposed to when it doesn't, in reference to a technology feature?

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

[1]: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#glossary


  At 11:52 AM 9/2/2005 -0400, you wrote:

>I took an action item [1] to propose wording for the description of "when 
>does this technique work or not work" in the structure of documents 
>proposal [2].
>
>As I understood the discussion during the call, this point was intended to 
>address both the concept of "applicability condition" as we've discussed 
>in other calls of the techniques task force [1], as well as the indication 
>of baseline similar to what was in one of Becky's proposals [4].
>
>I think a way to cover these intents succinctly might be:
>
>"Indication of the technologies required by the technique, and technology 
>features for which the technique is applicable."
>
>Michael
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/09/01-wai-wcag-minutes.html#action02
>[2] 
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005JulSep/att-0658/WCAG_Guidelines_and_Support_DocumentsV2.doc
>[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/01/12-wai-wcag-irc.html#T16-21-20
>[4] 
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005JulSep/att-0535/dhtmlMenus.html
>
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