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Status update from Test Samples Development Task Force

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 22:40:31 +0100
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To: "WCAG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>


The Test Samples Development Task Force [1] is a joint task force of 
the ERT and WCAG WGs. Its objective is to create minimal examples of 
web content that demonstrate correct and incorrect implementations of 
WCAG 2.0. Each "test sample" demonstrates a technique or failure (or 
sometimes a combination of techniques if such a combination is 
necessary to meet an SC). The task force started in the summer of 
2006 and has set up a CVS repository [2], a review process [3], a 
metadata format to describe the test samples [4], and wiki pages [5].
At a later stage, the task force would also benefit from a test case 
management system and an interface that allows external parties to 
submit new test samples.
The task force has bi-weekly conference calls on Tuesdays (13:30 to 
14:30 UTC; next meeting: 5 February).

The repository currently contains almost 200 test samples that were 
submitted by the BenToWeb project. These test samples were created 
for the May 2007 or the April 2006 working draft of WCAG 2.0. The 
task force now needs to update these test case and move them through 
the review process.

Since WCAG 2.0 has reached last call and the working group will 
hopefully turn more attention to techniques, this seems a good time 
to put this status update on the agenda of one of the next WCAG 
conference calls.

[1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2006/tests/>
[2] See <http://www.w3.org/2006/tsdtf/TestSampleStatusList> for the 
list of test cases in the repository.
[3] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2006/tests/process>
[4] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tests/usingTCDL>
[5] <http://www.w3.org/2006/tsdtf/>

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Dept. of Electrical Engineering - SCD
Research Group on Document Architectures
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