comments on WCAG-EM

Hi Shadi - comments for you to do with as you wish. Probably didn't need 
typos and grammar at this point, but included them as I saw them.

/Thoughts on naming/ - test all versions to see if they are gogin to be 
easy to find when Googled. For example, EARL is not - too many other 
things called EARL. WCAG-EM is similarly not going to be easy - Google 
associates WCAG-EM with stuff in WCAG mentioning em units. So... 
something with non-standard spelling like NINJAA or 3-WOK would be 
better than NINJA or EWOK. In fact, I *really* like 3-WOK. Manages to 
combine leet-speak with pronouncability (three-wok). And a starwars 
reference, natch.

OK, on to the more serious stuff.

1.4 "Resources (related to the sample)
An RDF sequence of resources (of any type)"
Suggest: Link 'RDF' to definition
Rationale: acronym

2. "webdesign"
Suggest "web design"
rationale: more common usage

Suggest: Provide an example of a conforming expression of scope
Rationale: hard to comprehend the action the reader is expected to take.

3. "This type of resource must be expressed via an instance of the 
earl:Content Class."
Suggest: link to resource describing EARL Content Class
rationale: few people familiar with EARL

3. "Technologies used on webpages
Definition needed"
Query for EOWG: For us to supply? Are we talking about widgets such as 
embedded Youtube, Facebook or Twitter content?

3. "Devided scope
Part of the website is part of another evaluation. An example could be 
that part of a complete process is covered by another evaluation. "
Suggest: Divided
Rationale: typo

3. "Like with an external creditcard page on a shopping website."
Suggest: "For example, an external credit card payment page on a 
shopping website."
Rationale: less colloquial

3. "Special content
Definition needed: Non-essential content that cannot be made accessible."
Suggest: This is one of the largest can of Worms in the document - 
presume WG will spend some time on reviewing the eventual definition of 
this against some use cases.

3.1 "For most websites this will consist of a domain name and top level 
domain (like .com or .eu)."
Suggest: "For many websites this will consist of a domain name and top 
level domain (like .com or .eu)."
Rationale: There are a lot of non-US websites that will have a 
domain.ccSLD.ccTLD format.

3.1 "All pages that use the base URI, both because they have an 
extensive directory structure or use of sub-(sub-) domains fall within 
the scope unless there is a clearly described exception."
Suggest: "All pages that use the base URI, whether because they have an 
extensive directory structure or use of sub-(sub-) domains, fall within 
the scope unless there is a clearly described exception."
Rationale: clearer grammar

3.1: "Some websites have multiple domains linked for the same content 
and dynamics, in that case the scope is limited to the primary domain. A 
conformity declaration would in that case also be valid for the other 
Suggest: add example for clarification.
Rationale: clarity

3.2 "pictograms"
Suggest: "icons" or "graphical elements"
Rationale: common usage

3.3 "Complete processes can be excluded from the scope in specific 
circumstances that will be described in this subclause"
Query: is this reference to the subclause an editor's note?

4.1 "destinguish"
Suggest: "distinguish"
Rationale: Typo

4.1.1 "resource"
Suggest: "page" and define page so that non-page resources are included 
within the definition
Rationale: consistency and common usage. 'Web Pages' used throughout the 

4.1.1 "Resources representative of each category of resources having a 
substantially distinct "look and feel" (typically representative of 
distinct underlying site "templates") (if identifiable)."
Suggest: "One or more pages to represent a substantially distinct "look 
and feel". This would typically be an example of each distinct 
underlying template for page markup." - note that I'm not terribly happy 
with this either... any better suggestions?
Rationale: hard to understand

4.1.2 "Task Orientated Resources are the pages necessary for completing 
the complete processes on the website. They provide examples of real use 
cases for the website. This might include tasks such as to source 
certain information, place an order or participate in a discussion."
Suggest: "Task Orientated Resources are the sets of pages comprising 
complete processes on the website. Examples include the purchase of an 
item from product description through to purchase confirmation; 
participating in a discussion"
Rationale: clarity

The rest: not sure I can comment much at this stage, as still in extreme 



Liam McGee
Communis Ltd

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Received on Friday, 20 January 2012 16:58:24 UTC