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Re: [test type & terminology] Agenda August 22nd, week 6

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gregg@vanderheiden.us>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 17:59:14 -0700
Message-Id: <524E81F1-6AD8-4997-8B84-F1560DCC3EAB@vanderheiden.us>
Cc: Silver Task Force <public-silver@w3.org>, "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com>
Was talking with Wilco about  "Adaptive Tests" 

And I thought of something that we may need to keep in mind.

For standards (for formally adopted international standards) you can only refer to existing - non-changing - adopted standards or references. You can’t have a standard that refers normatively to a future document  - or  a document that can change in the future.   That is why standards always refer to other standards by their date. 

So I think we can have adaptive tests - but if they refer to non-normative or changing docs then they can’t be in a 'required' provision.    A REGULATION can but a standard can’t.    At least not any of the standards Ive worked on in international standards groups. 

Sooo —  a new angle to think about.   Provisions that are not part of conformance but that might become part of an accessibility regulation.   Not sure exactly how this would work - or if it would work at all.   But just a thought…

For example — you can’t have a standard 

Gregg Vanderheiden

> On Aug 22, 2022, at 1:29 AM, Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com> wrote:
> Hey folk,
> The Test Types & Terminology subgroup meeting is set for Monday August 22nd 8am Eastern.
> Agenda
> ------
> - Review Protocols example
> - Review Test Type foundations
> - Presenting to AGWG
> Meeting Details
> ---------------
> - IRC: https://irc.w3.org/?channels=#silver-test-types <https://irc.w3.org/?channels=#silver-test-types>
> - Zoom details; Coordinate via IRC
> -- 
> Wilco Fiers
> Axe-core & Axe-linter product owner - WCAG 3 Project Manager - Facilitator ACT Task Force
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