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RE: Technique boilerplate

From: <boland@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:03:22 -0500
Message-ID: <1136988202.43c5102a38b4c@webmail.nist.gov>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Is it possible to specifically define the terms "situation" and "option" (both 
in context) in excerpted paragraph following, to attempt to reduce any 
perceived complexity and possibly confusion?  If these terms cannot be 
specifically defined in context, then perhaps they can be expressed as a 
function of the single term "technique" (perhaps by some reorganization ideas 
mentioned following)?

Some thoughts/questions:

1) Do techniques just need to be listed once?   For example, if there are four 
techniques A, B, C, D, and the WCAG WG has determined that each of the sets 
{A,C}, {A,B}, and (A,D} are "sufficient", then could technique A be listed as 
follows:
Do one of following sets of techniques: {A,B}
                                        {A,C}
                                        {A,D}
Note: The only term mentioned is "techniques", not "situation" or "option"?

2) Could the "applicability" portion of the "technique" be used somehow to
capture "situations" information (that is, the technique "applies" to certain
"situations", but what was in "situation" is now part of the technique 
applicability section?)

3) Are there any sequencing issues among any "combinations" of techniques
(that is, is there an explicit or implicit "ordering" in any combinations 
which must be followed for sufficiency?)

4) I think that the simpler, clearer and more precise the language is, the
easier it will be for readers to understand what is needed to be done to meet 
the stated SC and "manage the complexity" of the process in doing so..

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST 

   
Quoting Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>:

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> Any of the following options (bullets) is deemed to be sufficient by the
> WCAG Working Group to meet success criterion XXX.      If Multiple
> Situations are listed then choose an option from the situation that applies
> to the content being designed or evaluated. 
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> Gregg
> 
>  -- ------------------------------ 
> Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
> Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
> Director - Trace R & D Center 
> University of Wisconsin-Madison 
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>   _____  
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> 
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Loretta Guarino Reid
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:59 PM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: Technique boilerplate
> 
> The boilerplate for many of our How to Meet Technique sessions says
> something like:
> 
> "The following combinations of techniques are deemed to be sufficient by the
> WCAG Working Group for meeting success criterion XXX."
> 
> I find this wording confusing, since I'm never sure it means that you must
> use all of the techniques, or whether using any one will do. Can I propose
> that we change this text to one of the following, as appropriate for the
> SC:"
> 
> <proposal1>
> 
> Any of the following techniques is deemed to be sufficient by the WCAG
> Working Group for meeting success criterion XXX."
> 
> </proposal1>
> 
> <proposal2>
> 
> Applying all of the following techniques is deemed to be sufficient by the
> WCAG Working Group for meeting success criterion XXX."
> 
> </proposal2>
> 
>  
> 
> Loretta Guarino Reid
> 
> lguarino@adobe.com
> 
> Adobe Systems, Acrobat Engineering 
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 11 January 2006 14:03:27 GMT

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