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Allowing comments on Understanding and Techniques docs

From: Liam McGee <liam.mcgee@communis.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 14:41:40 +0000
Message-ID: <49676224.7060000@communis.co.uk>
To: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Hi all -- am making this suggestion here rather than in the online 
comment form as it doesn't really allow for this type of comment!

My suggestion is that pages in the understanding and techniques 
documaentation such as...

http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20081211/text-equiv.html
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20081211/text-equiv-all.html
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20081211/G1.html

...should include their own blog-type comments section at the bottom of 
the page. This will allow members of the community to highlight any 
deficiencies or opportunities for improvement... and to do so *on the 
page* and *at the moment* that it is important to them (and where in 
many cases they can give a concrete example).

This seems to me to be a good, user-centred way of obtaining interation 
with the community, especially as responses to query comments do not 
have to be by W3C staff! To this end it might be sensible to allow 
interested users to monitor comments on a technique etc. via RSS and/or 
email.

The output would be plenty of data to help clarify, extend or otherwise 
improve individual entries, as well as a demonstration of the kind of 
co-operative, community based thinking that brought WCAG2.0 into being.

Kind regards

Liam

P.S. note some formatting problems with the techniques doc H1 in Google 
Chrome. Needs to clear:left.
Received on Friday, 9 January 2009 14:41:56 UTC

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