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Re: New requirements document and change log

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 09:03:11 -0400
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To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Is this document (referenced in excerpted message following) normative or 
informative?  Perhaps it should be stated at the beginning of this document 
that it is "informative"?..

The actual (normative) requirements are contained in WCAG2.0, aren't 
they?   The first sentence of the "Abstract" of this document seems to me 
to imply that the requirements are contained in this document.  The 
"Introduction" and following then seems to discuss goals.   Should  the 
first sentence of "Abstract" replace the word "requirements" with "goals"?

The word "requirements" to me implies "normative requirements".  I think we 
should perhaps be careful when using the word "requirements" to make sure 
that's what we actually mean, in a "normative" sense?   If these are 
different kinds of "requirements" from the "normative requirements" in 
WCAG2.0,  then perhaps this difference should be documented?

Just a thought..

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

   At 01:23 PM 4/19/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>As part of our process we are bringing out requirements document up to 
>date.  It is attached along with a change log.
>We will be discussing on tomorrow.
>Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
>Professor - Depts of Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
>Director - Trace R & D Center
>University of Wisconsin-Madison
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