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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
out.

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:
http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/wcagwg/numbering/model7.html

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

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