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RE: Re[4]: Let's add an approved date field to Failures and Techniques

From: ALAN SMITH <alands289@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:23:22 -0400
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To: "josh@interaccess.ie" <josh@interaccess.ie>, "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Gian Wild <gian@accessibilityoz.com>, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I’m not sure that the industry really cares about normative or not. If it is WCAG 2.0 related and compliance, legal, design and development and testing departments are striving to follow WCAG 2.0 when they look through all the reference materials they just find guidelines as to how to meet WCAG 2.0.. 

WCAG 2.0 even states:
“WCAG 2.0 is supported by the associated non-normative documents, Understanding WCAG 2.0 and Techniques for WCAG 2.0. Although those documents do not have the formal status that WCAG 2.0 itself has, they provide information important to understanding and implementing WCAG.”

So, does that mean if an understand or technique is not normative, then it does not have be followed if applicable?


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From: josh@interaccess.ie
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:45 AM
To: White, Jason J; Andrew Kirkpatrick; Gian Wild; David MacDonald; WCAG; w3c WAI List
Subject: Re[4]: Let's add an approved date field to Failures and Techniques

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From: "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>
My concern about date-stamping failures is that failures are not normative and we already have plenty of confusion about that.  [...]

I agree. Anything which tends to reinforce a perception that techniques/failures are normative is problematic, in my view.
Agreed, but we do get lost in our own jargon. Most devs don't consider normative/non-normative at all - and do consider anything
we publish as 'best practice' - which is questionable.

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