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"Testability Costs Too Much"

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:07:10 -0400
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To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

When I published "To Hell with WCAG 2" on A List Apart last year, the 
Working Group pretended it never happened. I won't be letting you get 
away with that again.

	Another of the invited experts ejected by the bullies who 
rule(d) the Working Group, Gian Sampson-Wild, has written an article, 
also at A List Apart, making the case that testability just isn't 
working as a requirement for WCAG 2 guidelines (rather, "success 
criteria"). She also makes the case that "testability" seems to be 
intentionally vague or intentionally undefined, or that the 
definition is intentionally obscure. In addition, there is too much 
wiggle room even with ostensibly testable success criteria.

	As comments are open on that article, and this mailing list 
is always available, I'm sure that Working Group members will engage 
with the actual Web they seek to regulate (or upend or subvert) and 
supply their own comments.



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