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Re: [DRAFT for Rapid Review] EOWG Comments on WCAG 2.0 "About Baseline" info page

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 11:40:27 -0400
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To: Barry McMullin <mcmullin@eeng.dcu.ie>
Cc: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Hi Barry,

I think that there would probably be agreement with you on the direction of 
changes needed for the conformance section itself. But we prioritized the 
comments on the baseline document since it is editable during the Last Call 
review period, while the conformance section of the WCAG 2.0 document is 
normative and can't be changed during Last Call.

But please go ahead and comment more on the EOWG list about your thoughts 
on the conformance section, as that will lead into our next sections of 
discussion on this, and we have just a few weeks to get all the rest of our 
comments together for Last Call.


- Judy

At 04:13 PM 5/8/2006 +0100, Barry McMullin wrote:

>On Fri, 5 May 2006, Judy Brewer wrote:
> > 4. Add a prominent link from the introduction of the baseline section to
> > the conformance section of WCAG 2.0, and remove redundant info about
> > conformance from the baseline document itself. (Note that, for now, we are
> > not recommending the removal of information about baseline from the
> > conformance section of WCAG 2.0.)
>I guess the sentence in parentheses above reflects that the EOWG
>discussion on this is still ongoing - hence the "for now".  My
>own tuppence worth, even at this stage, is to suggest that the
>conformance section of WCAG 2.0 should best limit itself to
>normative requirements; and the advisory/informative stuff should
>be delegated, as far as possible, to the "About baselines"
>document. This would specifically include most of "Who
>sets baselines?" (as already suggested by Alan, I think).
>But as I say, this is ongoing discussion, so I am happy to see
>all the comments passed on immediately, per Judy's current draft.
>Best - Barry.

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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