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RE: WCAG Techniques are informative [was: Programmatic association of generic link text]

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:02:03 -0400
Message-ID: <bddcd6cb41a9ac3a89eb5767b3102cf5@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
[Olaf wrote]
> but it is not suitable to call them tests.

The techniques for WCAG document specifically has a test procedure at the
end of each sufficient and common failure technique -- so it would appear
someone at the W3C does consider these tests/testable - in fact they have
to be tests in order for them to be testable and not subjective.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: Olaf Drümmer [mailto:olaf@druemmer.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 9:37 AM
To: Shawn Henry; W3C WAI ig
Cc: Olaf Drümmer
Subject: Re: WCAG Techniques are informative [was: Programmatic
association of generic link text]

I consider the following sentence inappropriate:

On 4 Sep 2012, at 15:21, Shawn Henry wrote:

> Web content could even fail a particular technique test,


especially in an  email that tries to state that techniques are no basis
for determining conformance...

Techniques are just that - techniques. One could also call them useful
tools, methods, cool ideas, helpful tricks,  ... but it is not suitable to
call them tests.


Olaf Drümmer
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:04:37 UTC

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