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RE: General And Specific Techniques?

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 15:18:21 -0500
To: "'Chris Ridpath'" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "'WAI WCAG List'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00e601c672dc$8d817140$ee8cfea9@NC6000BAK>

General technique are sometimes sufficient in themselves and sometime they
need to be implemented USING a technology specific technique and sometime
they just need to be used in combination with a technology specific
technique (or another general technique). 

Everything that is sufficient is numbered.   If there is one thing - then it
is sufficient by itself.   If there is more than one thing (usually
connected by the word "USING" or "AND" then the combination is sufficient. 


Examples often include specific technologies, and specific topic and even
web site names.   These are just examples and not limited to that technology
or that topic or to websites that have that name.   We would like to vary
the technologies in our examples more but are trying to not get into
proprietary technologies in our documents very much.   So we use or overuse
W3C technologies in examples.   

Suggestions always welcome. 

Gregg

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Chris Ridpath
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 3:01 PM
To: WAI WCAG List
Subject: General And Specific Techniques?


I'm still not sure of the relationship between the general techniques and
technology specific techniques.

Some general techniques have associated technology specific techniques. For
example G134 (Validating web units) have associated technology specific
techniques H74 and H75. Other general techniques such as G1 (add a skip to
content link) have no associated technology specific techniques.

Within the general techniques there are sometimes technology specific
examples and references.

Is there a clear explanation and description of the 2 types of techniques? 
Should the text within the general techniques that is technology specific be
moved to a specific technique?

Cheers,
Chris
Received on Monday, 8 May 2006 20:18:38 GMT

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