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RE: Move Checklist out of Appendix

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:53:31 -0400
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Structurally I think it makes sense to move checklists out of the appendix
for the reasons you described.
Procedurally we might need to look at how this impacts our requirements. The
WCAG requirements document doesn't say anything specific about checklists,
but the "Requirements for WCAG 2.0 Checklists and Techniques" [1] does. As I
read this document, it doesn't actually require us to create checklists, but
describes what they should be like if we do. However, since this
requirements document is a deliverable in the Charter [2] I think it is
strongly implied that we are supposed to do checklists. Therefore, if we
decide to remove checklists, I think we should either a) remove checklists
from the Checklists & Techniques requirements document, b) clarify in that
document that checklists are not a required deliverable but that we're
merely specifying their structure should we choose to provide them, or c)
remove the charter reference to that requirements document altogether. I
personally think option a might be best, but we should consider them.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wcag2-tech-req/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2004/04/wcag-charter.html


	From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
	Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 6:53 PM
	To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
	Subject: Move Checklist out of Appendix

	In discussions between WCAG Editors and EO representative - we
discussed moving the Checklist and the Mapping out of the appendix.


	The Mapping would be moved so that it would not be locked in the
guidelines and could be updated as new techniques or better mappings are
developed in the future. 

	On the call today the working group concurred with this view.


	RE the Checklist

	-          Now that we have the quick reference -

	-          And because the guidelines are only guidelines and SC


	The checklist is basically redundant.  It is no shorter than the
normative section of the guidelines and it is less useful than the Quick
Reference.   Any checklist should also really allow note taking and be more
of a tool. 


	We are therefore thinking of removing the checklist from the
appendix - and implementing any checklists as developer or evaluation
resources in conjunction with EO or ERT groups.


	Anything we should be thinking about counter to this? 


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