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Re: either/or test seems incorrect: #2 must be true

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:04:06 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=qCRToz4LkFggwpWtY8Or6h407Ljep4bq-g-ho@mail.gmail.com>
To: fischer@dias.de
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 6:48 AM, <noreply@w3.org> wrote:

>
> Name: Detlev Fischer
> Email: fischer@dias.de
> Affiliation: DIAS GmbH
> Document: TD
> Item Number: G98
> Part of Item: Tests
> Comment Type: technical
> Summary of Issue: either/or test seems incorrect: #2 must be true
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> The first of the conditions may not apply (for example if the for is on one
> page). The second condition ("Determine if a summary of all data input by
> the user is provided before the transaction is committed and a method is
> provided to correct errors if necessary.") must be met in any case to ensure
> that input is checked and may be corrected. Therefore "Expected Results:
> Either #1 or #2 is true" seems inadequate.
>
> Proposed Change:
> 1. If user data are collected in multiple steps, the user is allowed to
> return to previous steps to review and change data.
>
> 2. Determine if a summary of all data input by the user is provided before
> the transaction is committed and a method is provided to correct errors if
> necessary.
>
> Expected Results
>
>      Checks #1 and #2 are true.
>
> To remove the conditional (and possibly confusing) 'if'-clause at the
> beginning of check #1, the single test might need to be turned into two
> separate tests.
>
> ================================
Response from the Working Group
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Depending on how much data is collected, it may not be possible to summarize
it all on one page. For example if the person was taking an essay exam.

Therefore either one of these two approaches may be the most logical. We are
revising the test procedure based in your proposal.


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 Wednesday, 23 March 2011 23:04:36 UTC

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