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Re: Discussion on SC numbering

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:27:41 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpveC1P1TUPfHubzq+JONYJUPy+iqM=JFQxmZ28LP96hJdw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hi all,

Thank you Alastair!

I like the idea of removing the numbers as they can be confusing and
an obstacle for people learning WCAG. At times I still get SC numbers
mixed up. Plain language is much easier and one less thing to learn.

But a unique identifier is useful for both backwards compatibility as
Andrew pointed out and can be handy for referencing as Patrick pointed

Here is an idea for retaining numbering but de-emphasizing it. And
just maybe making it a bit more user friendly. People will be able to
tell 2.0 SC from 2.1 SCs.

* Move IDs to the end of each SC.
* WCAG 2.1 SCs are inserted topically where they make the most sense.
* WCAG 2.0 numbers are unchanged but add the WCAG version (20) suffix,
for example ID: 1.4.1(20)
* WCAG 2.1 numbers have the main guideline number, the WCAG version in
parentheses (21), and a new ID#, for example ID: 1.4(21)1

A quick mock-up of how it might work is at:

Kindest Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 16:28:14 UTC

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