Re: Words in place of optional

Lisa Seeman wrote:

> I am a bit concerned with using the word optional for techniques that 
> do not map to  success criteria.
> Some techniques are less important and hence can be marked as 
> optional. However a lot of important techniques for the accessibility 
> of the content do not map to success criteria  because they are hard 
> to test etc...
> I think labeling them optional makes important techniques sound 
> unimportant . I would prefer a term such as preferred , encouraged or 
> advanced techniques.

I agree with this distiction between optional (really less important) 
and preferred or advanced. It's important to point out that a 
not-automatically testable techniques is not automatically optional...


Received on Wednesday, 27 July 2005 15:31:16 UTC