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Re: 8 March UA Guidelines and Techniques available

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 23:13:56 -0500
Message-ID: <38C72504.530E0636@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, jbrewer@w3.org
Ian Jacobs wrote:
> Hello,
> I've just published the 8 March 2000 versions of the
> UA Guidelines [1], Techniques [2], and Implementation Report [3].
> I apologize for the delays, but I hope the results will
> make it worth the wait. I realize that there isn't much
> time before tomorrow's meeting, but please try to review
> the Guidelines before the teleconference tomorrow [4]. I would
> like to ensure that this draft represents the resolutions
> to issues raised during Candidate Rec.
> I did not have time to write, edit, and
> incorporate long descriptions into this version of the techniques
> document. I realize this is important and will do this as soon as
> possible.
> Still to come:
>  - A list of changes for the Guidelines. I won't put together
>    a list of changes to the Techniques since this was a major
>    overhaul.

Changes available and quoted below (search for CHANGES::)

> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/CR-UAAG10-20000308/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20000308/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-IMP-20000308/
> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000JanMar/0454.html

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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Versions [5]CR-UAAG10-20000308 and [6]WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20000308

  Changes to the Guidelines

   This is a revision of the Candidate Recommendation for Working Group


     * Additional information required for well-formed conformance
       (product information).
     * Some edits to tighten section on well-formed conformance claims.
     * Example claim now in HTML


     * 1.5: Edited based on resolution to [7]issue 195.
     * 2.1: Added cross reference to checkpoints in Guideline 5 per [8]1
       March teleconference.
     * 2.2: Changed wording of example based on resolution to [9]issue
     * 2.6: Added collated text transcript to checkpoint text based on
       resolution to [10]issue 204. Also, moved note after checkpoint
       into checkpoint text.
     * 3.3: Edited parenthetical text based on comments from Nir Dagan
       and Henrik Nielsen.
     * 4.8: Added text transcript and collated text transcript to
       checkpoint text based on resolution to [11]issue 204.
     * 4.16: Editorial: deleted the word "spawned"; use "open" instead.
     * 5.1: Limited to read access to DOM 2 core/html modules based on
       resolution to [12]issue 190 and [13]issue 206.
     * 5.2: New. Based on resolution to [14]issue 190 and [15]issue 206.
     * 5.3: New. Based on resolution to [16]issue 203.
     * 5.4: New. Based on resolution to [17]issue 206.
     * 5.8: Note added based on resolution to [18]issue 200 and
       201 and
     * 6.2: Two changes:
         1. Wording changed based on resolution of [20]issue 196 and
            [21]issue 205.
         2. changed "specification" to "Recommendation" [22]Change
            proposed by Ian based on suggestion from W3C Director.
     * 8.4: Clarified based on resolution to [23]issue 198.
     * 9.4: editorial: added "image" to examples, removed the word
       from examples.
     * 9.5: changed "content" to "rendered content" in checkpoint text.
       Ian made this change upon review of the document.
     * 10.7: Reduced scope based on resolution to [24]issue 197.
     * 10.8: Clarified based on resolution to [25]issue 199.


     * References to HTML 4.0 updated to HTML 4.01, as well as links to
     * Updated ATAG 1.0.
     * Removed DOM 1 references since unused.
     * Per [26]3 February teleconf, references to WCAG are narrowed to
       WCAG 1.0.


     * New entries: Audio presentation, collated text transcript,
       document object model, content, offscreen model.
     * Deleted entries: Spawned viewport, "Documents, Elements, and
     * Harmonized entry structure and capitalization.
     * Added noframes and noscript examples to definition of alternative
       equivalent per [27]2 March teleconference.
     * Edited entries for transcript and recognize.
     * Other entries edited.


     * Expanded section 1.3 to talk about checkpoint grouping and
     * Edited rationales of Guideline 4 (with some info from Guideline
       and Guideline 11.
     * Processed [28]comments from Eric Hansen.
     * Processed [29]comments from Susan Lesch.
     * Ensured order of checkpoints by priority.

  Changes to the Techniques

   This is a major revision of the Techniques document, with too many
   changes to document easily. The text should be less redundant, less
   verbose, easier to read, and more complete. Some stuff:
     * Deleted appendix 6 on techniques for ATs and integrated
       The techniques were almost all in the body of the document
     * Deleted appendix
     * New references and references divided into groups (guidelines,
       user agents, resources, etc.).
     * Add PNG format for images.
     * Incorporated [30]comments on techniques from Susan Lesch.
     * Fixed techniques based on comments from Nir Dagan: [31]Nir
       comments 1, [32]Nir comments 2, [33]Nir comments 3.
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