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Re: Split UAAG 1.0 and Techniques into smaller documents?

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 14:57:25 -0500
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To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
I think it is a good long term activity, but an implementation report and 
reviewing the current techniques would be higher priority.


At 03:48 PM 4/9/2001 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Hi folks,
>I probably shouldn't do this, but I am curious to know whether
>people think we should break UAAG 1.0 and the Techniques
>documents into smaller chunks. UAAG 1.0 (not including
>the appendixes) is 322k. The Techniques Document is 533k.
>These are both on the long side.
>It would be possible (though I haven't tried it yet to see
>what kind of effort is required) to split the document(s)
>into smaller pieces. We would also provide a link at
>the top to a single source HTML version (essentially,
>what people get today).
>The W3C Process Document [1] has been organized this way.
>Essentially, you only get the table of contents on the first
>page (in the Process Document case, that's only 18k).
>In the UAAG 1.0 case, it makes sense to split the
>document into the following pieces:
>  a) Front page
>  b) Introduction
>  c) Guidelines
>  d) Conformance
>  e) Glossary
>  f) References
>  g) Acknowledgments
>For instance, the Guidelines section (the longest) would only
>be approximately 162k. The appendixes (checklists and summary)
>would still have their own URIs (but are considered part of
>the document package).
>The navigation mechanisms of the Process Document are pretty
>straightforward: you have next/previous/contents links
>at the top of each section.
>Obviously, this doesn't change the substance of the document,
>but it may be worth exploring. Your comments welcome,
>  - Ian
>[1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process-20010208/
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