Older Versions - Informing Users

Name: Kerstin Probiesch
Email: k.probiesch@googlemail.com
Document: TD
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Part of Item: Description
Comment Type: general comment
Summary of Issue: Older Versions - Informing Users
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Hi all,

it seems that there are some problems concerning different versions of techniques which might be confusing for users. Two examples:

Example 1:

* T3 (older version, Working Draft?): http://www.w3.org/WAI/PA/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-TECHS/text.html#T3

* T3 (new version): http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-TECHS/T3.html

Example 2:

* H69 (Editor's Draft): http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20090105/H69

* H69 (http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20120103/H69)

As long as users are following the links (recommendation -> SC -> How to meet) they won't come along other versions (working drafts?, example 1) or older Editor's Drafts. But if they come along through a search engine, there is no information about the status of the single documents as long users don't follow the link "contents" and scroll to the top where they find "Editor's Draft January - July 2009".

Proposed Change:
Adding a clear note about the status of older documents.

Received on Friday, 13 January 2012 08:28:50 UTC