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Re: Older Versions - Informing Users

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:45:00 -0700
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To: k.probiesch@googlemail.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM, <noreply@w3.org> wrote:

>
> Name: Kerstin Probiesch
> Email: k.probiesch@googlemail.com
> Affiliation:
> Document: TD
> Item Number: (none selected)
> 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.
>
> ================================
Response from the Working Group
================================
Thanks you for your comment.  The WG recognizes this as a potential issue
which applies to multiple WGs in WAI/W3C. There are plans to add banners to
the tops of superseded WAI documents.  In addition, starting with the
current draft, at the bottom of each technique we will add a note and link
to the current version of the technique.

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 Thursday, 11 October 2012 21:45:27 UTC

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