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Re: general comments on Framework: Process & Operational

From: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 15:50:34 -0500
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To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
I have looked at the WAI Guidelines and although they have explanation 
included with the Guidelines/ckpoints, the explanation comes directly after 
the Guideline, followed by the list of Ckpoints.  I didn't see anyplace 
where explanation was integrated into the Ckpoints.  The WAI's formatting 
seems to be (which I'm suggesting for us) GUIDELINE, explanation, CKPOINTS.

At 03:38 PM 1/7/02, Lofton Henderson wrote:
>For now, just a comment on one part of this...
>At 01:12 PM 1/7/02 -0500, Lynne Rosenthal wrote:
>>Since there is some much explanation and rationale information interwoven 
>>with the Guidelines/checkpoints, it would be easier (especially to 
>>implement) to have the Guidelines/checkpoints all together - perhaps at 
>>the end of the document or at the end of each section.  So each section 
>>of the document would contain the rationale (background), explanation 
>>etc., and then the guidelines/ckpoint (if they aren't all together at the 
>>end of the document).
>We are emulating the style of WAI standards -- see for example WCAG1.0 
>[1].  In these, the Guidelines/Checkpoints are interleaved with 
>prose.  They also provide a condensed tabular form [2], with only the 
>succinct bits.
>We are identifying the Gd and Ck with markup, so we can do the same thing 
>using XSLT stylesheets -- full version, plus tabular summary -- without 
>replicating content.  (In fact, not only are we emulating the style, we 
>are borrowing the CSS stylesheets for presentation).
>Thanks also for your comments on inconsistency of the presentation style 
>-- we'll need to have a look at that aspect before FPWD.
>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/
>[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html
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