Re: Getting mild normative changes in before 2.2 is finalised

If we introduce changes as errata soon then they will appear on the face of WCAG 2.2.

If we do them as errata post publication they appear on the errata page (as they would for 2.1), rather than on the face of the publication.

I think we should do a review & prioritisation on a Friday call, and then setup a survey.


From: Wilco Fiers <>
Date: Thursday, 4 August 2022 at 11:08
To: Todd Libby <>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <>, John Foliot <>, Patrick H. Lauke <>, WCAG <>
Subject: Re: Getting mild normative changes in before 2.2 is finalised

If such changes are necessary I think they belong in an errata. We shouldn't introduce them through a dot-release.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 6:07 PM Todd Libby <<>> wrote:
+1 as well.



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On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 at 8:20 AM, Steve Faulkner <<>> wrote:

A strong +1 to Patrick's request.

On Wed, 3 Aug 2022 at 16:07, John Foliot <<>> wrote:
A strong +1 to Patrick's request.


On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 10:50 AM Patrick H. Lauke <<>> wrote:
Hey all,

as the CFC of 2.2 is now out, can we please also try to make some
decision on long-standing pull requests that make slight tweaks to
normative aspects/definitions? These have been parked because they're
less immediately actionable than PRs concerning techniques or
non-normative understanding aspects...but if they're left much longer,
we'll be back to the same situation of not being able to make updates
until a future errata version for 2.2 ...

Purely looking over my 44 PRs (some 3+ years old) that are sitting on the
pile of 171 open PRs, here's four that I think veer into normative changes:

* Change touch target to just target

* Expand/clarify "single pointer" definition

* Alternative rewording of the normative text for 1.4.2 Audio control

* Consistency: "Resize text" > "Resize Text" (this one is arguably just
editorial, as it purely changes the case of the word "text")

I really don't want these to end up once again on the "we can't change
it anymore now..."

Patrick H. Lauke | |
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John Foliot |
Senior Industry Specialist, Digital Accessibility |
W3C Accessibility Standards Contributor |
"I made this so long because I did not have time to make it shorter." - Pascal "links go places, buttons do things"

Wilco Fiers
Axe-core & Axe-linter product owner - WCAG 3 Project Manager - Facilitator ACT Task Force

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