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)RE: New requirements document and change log

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 08:25:35 -0500
To: "'Tim Boland'" <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002101c6647d$ebe52370$ee8cfea9@NC6000BAK>
The requirements doc is just a doc we use to define the work of our group.
It isn't part of the recommendations or anything.   It is a companion
document to our charter.   In the W3C process - you set out what your
requirements are.  Agree to them.  And then must meet them (or agree to
revise them - and meet them) before you can say you are done.  (that's a
thought.  The w3c uses them as a yardstick to see what you are doing and
where you are on accomplishing it.

 

Ours was so old - and we had lots of our 'agreements' in it (that were
pre-baseline etc) (from when we were just finding our common ground)  that
it needed updating to be interpreted (referred to lots of things that aren't
there anymore).  So we are updating it.   Should have done it awhile ago but
we have been a bit busy of late. 


Gregg

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From: Tim Boland [mailto:frederick.boland@nist.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 8:03 AM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: New requirements document and change log

 

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:



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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

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