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template for WCAG comments misses whole sections of the document

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 21:31:09 -0400
Message-Id: <p06110403c07db5b720ee@[10.0.1.2]>
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

WCAG Chairs/Team please note. There would appear to be a serious
problem with the pre-fab comment forms.

The prose of WCAG 2.0 says especially comment on the conformance approach
and the comment forms prepared give one no way to comment on those sections.

Here are some interim instructions that I have set out for draft comments
to be considered by PF with regard to the Last Call of WCAG 2.0.

Maybe you want to add the ability to use a table-of-contents-URI in
column 3, or let commentors fill in columns 1.2.3 *or* 4,5 where 4 is
the table-of-contents-URI and 5 is the "where it says" quote text.

You, of course, can do what you wish with the forms and commenting
instructions, but I wanted you to be aware of what seems to be a
problem with them.

Al

<instructions>

For any comment you want to make, provide at least one hook in the document
set in XHTML 2.0 quote format as you have seem me do

<quote
cite="URI">
.... blah blah blah copied from document under review or supporting draft ...
</quote>

As the value of @cite please provide the

*last* (in textual order)
*table of contents* URI
which takes you to a point at or before where the quote is found.

Let's limit this to URIs actually used in the table of contents.  I know, there
are more named anchors in there but they need consistent data because
this is a massive sorting problem.

If your quote comes before the first item that shows up in the table 
of contents
use the document URI (without a #fragment) that takes you to the top.

Lifting the URI (@href value) from a link in the table of contents
is a context-menu operation in the three browsers I checked.

</instructions>

Al
Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2006 01:48:38 UTC

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