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Re: Question from WCAG WG about one of our comments

From: Justin Thorp <juth@loc.gov>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 10:35:43 -0400
Message-Id: <469603FF020000D8000161EC@ntgwgate.loc.gov>
To: "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

I'm of the mind set that you should be able to read the success criteria and on a high level correctly understand what it is without reading the "how to meet" guidance. 

With this SC, the problem for me is the phrase "a mechanism for finding."

All of the success criteria they provide make me think they're talking more about how to provide the "expanded form or meaning of abbreviation" and not a "mechanism for finding the expanded form or meaning of abbreviation."

What I expect after reading the success criteria and what I get from the techniques are two different things.

my 2 cents...

- justin

Justin Thorp
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>>> Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org> 7/12/2007 10:07:45 AM >>>


We got a question back from the WCAG WG already about one of our new 
comments that we sent over to them on 29 June.

We had said:

>21. [SC 3.1.4] We debated this but could not agree on a common 
>interpretation. Please clarify.

And they'd asked:

>Could you let us know what it was that you were debating about SC 3.1.4 
>for which you couldn't agree on a common interpretation?

And I'd replied:

>Well basically we didn't know what "a mechanism for finding" meant in "A 
>mechanism for finding the expanded form or meaning of abbreviations is 
>available," and we each came up w/ different theories -- however, looking 
>at "How to meet", this is explained, and apparently many different 
>mechanisms are possible.

So I've had some back & forth with them already, and I believe that our 
question may be addressed by what's in the "how to meet" guidance. But I'd 
like to briefly re-check our original intent with you in our upcoming 
teleconference this week.


- Judy

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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