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Re: Rating of UA Guidelines

From: Paul Adelson <paul.adelson@citicorp.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 14:49:16 -0500
Message-Id: <199810091949.PAA01766@egate2.citicorp.com>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Won't the rating system depend partly on how the UA Guidelines are organized? For
instance, will there be separate guideline sections for mainstream vs specialized
browsers? Or one guideline section with separate ratings for each browser class?
Or...?

Out of curiosity, where/how do third-party media players (e.g. VRML players) fit
in? Is that mainstream or specialized?

 -- Paul

Jon Gunderson wrote:

> Guideline ratings and interpretation.  I would like to get some discussion on
> current guideline rating system.  In past telecons the issue has been raised
> about mainstream borwsers, specialized browsers and 3rd party assitive
> technology compatibility.
>
> Does our current rating system reflect concerns of these three groups?
>
> Do we want to change the following definitions?
>
> Rating and Classification
> Each guideline is classified according to the following rating system:
> [Priority 1]
> This guideline must be implemented, or one or more groups of users will
> find it
> impossible to access information in the document. Implementing this guideline
> is a basic requirement for some groups to be able to use WWW documents.
> [Priority 2]
> This guideline should be implemented, or one or more groups of users will find
> it difficult to access information in the document. Implementing this
> guideline
> will significantly improve access to WWW documents.
> [Priority 3]
> This guideline should be implemented to make it easier for one or more
> groups of
> users to access information in the document. Implementing this guideline will
> improve access to WWW documents.
>
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
> University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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>
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