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

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 09:08:35 -0500
Message-ID: <50460B63.1030208@w3.org>
To: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>, W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Olaf,

This refers to the specific "tests" available for each WCAG Technique -- e.g., http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20120103/G115#G115-tests
Indeed those "tests" are only how to determine if the technique is used -- they do not determine if a success criteria has been met for conformance to WCAG.

Sorry for any confusion.

~Shawn


On 9/4/2012 8:37 AM, Olaf Drümmer wrote:
> I consider the following sentence inappropriate:
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> On 4 Sep 2012, at 15:21, Shawn Henry wrote:
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>> Web content could even fail a particular technique test,
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> especially in an  email that tries to state that techniques are no basis for determining conformance...
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> 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.
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> Olaf Drümmer
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Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:08:43 UTC

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