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some comments/questions on techniques instructions document for submitters

From: Boland Jr, Frederick E. <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:28:23 -0400
To: 'WCAG' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D7A0423E5E193F40BE6E94126930C49308D065B193@MBCLUSTER.xchange.nist.gov>

General Comments:

Under "Tests"  should there be guidance on limiting the number of steps in a testing procedure (not making tests too involved)?

(this gets to "what makes a good test"?
In .. http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2005/01/test-faq#good
"A good test is:

 *   Mappable to the specification (you must know what portion of the specification it tests)
 *   Atomic (tests a single feature rather than multiple features)
 *   Self-documenting (explains what it is testing and what output it expects)
 *   Focused on the technology under test rather than on ancillary technologies
 *   Correct "

Does the information under "Tests" clearly convey information in these items to potential submitters?

Furthermore, do we want to have some language somewhere in the instructions that submitted techniques should not be too "complicated" (should  just demonstrate simple features or atomic actions if possible)?

Editorial Comments:

under "Techniques Writeup Checklist "UW2" should be expanded to "Understanding WCAG2"

3rd bullet under "applicability" has lots of typos..

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST
Received on Friday, 5 August 2011 14:28:48 UTC

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