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Re: [TECHS] Object tag test files.

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 19:56:21 +1000
Message-ID: <16986.18885.844445.286195@jdc.local>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Cc: "David MacDonald" <befree@magma.ca>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Chris Ridpath writes:
 > > Can we not create passing test files that 
 > > are WCAG compliant in other respects.
 > >
 > The test files are designed to highlight a single accessibility problem or its absence. They are not meant to be good examples of accessible documents. Those sorts of documents can be contained in the techniques documents or other places. The "passing" test files are just meant to show that the accessibility problem is not there.

I agree this is the right way to design test files. I suggest that the
above qualifications be captured clearly and prominently in the
documentation accompanying the tests.

I would expect each test file to be absolutely minimal, demonstrating
just the single pertinent feature that is desired. In a markup
language the test would be surrounded by just enough markup to be
valid but would not contain any extraneous information. This, I am
sure, is the approach taken here (I haven't checked out the test files).
Received on Monday, 11 April 2005 09:57:30 UTC

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