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Re: providing a multipage view rather than a single file version

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 13:02:10 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0810031302o40373eb9p29e4476e35c90ad3@mail.gmail.com>
To: shadi@w3.org
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 1:02 AM, WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org> wrote:
> Name: Shadi Abou-Zahra
> Email: shadi@w3.org
> Affiliation: W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Document: QR
> Item Number: (none selected)
> Part of Item:
> Comment Type: general comment
> Summary of Issue: providing a multipage view rather than a single file version
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> When the "How to Meet SC X.Y.Z" link is selected from the WCAG 2.0 document, the full "How to Meet WCAG 2.0" document is loaded every time. When the connection is slow, it takes quite a while to load and the page jumps around until the browser can render the correct scrolling position within the display. One also ends up with more information than one had requested, which was just to learn more about implementing a specific Success Criterion.
> Note: the "Understanding SC X.Y.Z" link takes users to a dedicated standalone page which has a clear and easy to use navigation, as well as more efficient orientation cues.
> Proposed Change:
> 1. Provide a multipage view on the "How to Meet WCAG 2.0" document as the default presentation, as it is often easier to use. "How to Meet SC X.Y.Z" links in the WCAG 2.0 document should take users to the specific pages of the multipage resource.
> 2. Provide an option in the customizable interface to select a single page view for those who want a full listing (for example to print out a checklist of requirements to cover).
> Note: the "Understanding WCAG 2.0" document also has an option to display it as a single file.
Response from Working Group:
Interesting suggestion. However, the working group feels that the
single-page view of the How to Meet document is one of its primary use
cases in that it allows authors to view all of the techniques for WCAG
2.0 on a single page. If an author is interested only in a specific
success criterion, they can use the "Understanding SC X.Y.Z" document,
which includes the short list of sufficient and advisory techniques
and common failures for a given success criterion.

At this time, we have decided not to make the changes you have
suggested, but we will keep them in mind should time and resources
become available to explore this further.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Friday, 3 October 2008 20:02:49 UTC

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