FW: Canonical URL for WCAG 1.0

At 11:41 AM 9/28/2005, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
>Here's a question that came up while drafting a document on a web 
>evaluation methodology for a research project. The Web Content 
>Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 say that the latest version is at 
>http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT, but the WCAG 2.0 draft uses the 
>URL http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/ (in the abstract). Which URL should be 
>used for WCAG 1.0, now and in the future? Is WCAG 2.0 going to replace 
>WCAG 1.0 at http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT once it is finished?

This is a good question. The answer is easy once you understand that WCAG
1.0 and 2.0 are two different documents both of which will remain valid
docs.   Wendy summarized this well.  Here is what she wrote.

WCAG 2.0 will *not* replace WCAG 1.0 at http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT
WCAG 2.0 will be published at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/  This is the
approved "short name" for this document.

A related example: the CSS specs
CSS 1 is published as http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1
CSS 2 is published as

If WCAG 2.0 were a revised Recommendation (of WCAG 1.0) then we would use
the same short name, but it is not a revised Recommendation [hence it gets a
new name].

--wendy "


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