IRC log of wai-wcag on 2004-08-25

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WAI_WCAG(techniques)10:00AM has now started
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zakim, I am Michael_Cooper
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ok, Michael, I now associate you with Michael_Cooper
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zakim, ??P8 is David_MacDonald
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+David_MacDonald; got it
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zakim, ??P12 is Takayuki_Watanabe
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+Takayuki_Watanabe; got it
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zakim, I am Takayuki_Watanabe
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ok, nabe, I now associate you with Takayuki_Watanabe
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zakim, who's on the phone?
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On the phone I see Michael_Cooper, Chris_Ridpath, David_MacDonald, Alex_Li, Takayuki_Watanabe, Becky_Gibson, John_Slatin, Wendy
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14:06:37 [Michael]
zakim, [Microsoft] is temporarily Jenae_Andershonis
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+Jenae_Andershonis; got it
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Topic: Techniques proposals
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Gateway, John: has not gone to list as proposal. still working on.
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goal: to have draft to list as proposal by end of friday.
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have not received feedback on 1.1 from 30 july draft.
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mc: want to discuss anything?
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js: purpose of gateway is to set up use of other technologies, would like people to take a look where mention other technologies (e.g., svg, mathml)
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14:11:46 [Michael]
zakim, ??P26 is Lisa_Seeman
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+Lisa_Seeman; got it
14:12:00 [wendy]
js: secondly, in general, is it making sense and fulfilling the purpose/role you had anticipated/expected for gateway
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js: there is material in the 30 july draft that needs reviewing. there is also a proposal that will be coming on friday.
14:20:40 [wendy]
CSS, Wendy: need results of testing from user agents (e.g. support for xx-small to xx-large) before know how to move forward. will approach uawg about testing. found a test file. wonder about how it *should* work in a screen reader.
14:22:15 [wendy]
wac sent requests for review/contributions to variety of css developers
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bg looked up image replacement thread. tom gilmore found a way to use images of text and have equivalents that screen readers will pick up.
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action: bg send proposal to list re: image replacement technique
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HTML, Michael: went through techniques that chris submitted and created proposals around them.
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mc with 6, decided they were gateway techniques not html.
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mc after incorporated into gateway, may come back to html techniques (after we have the structure)
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js issue with granularity of gateway techniques in relation to the tech-specific.
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js tend to think in terms of present the issues/general considerations in connection w/a particular guideline then break those into categories and then funnel out to tech-specifics.
14:30:30 [wendy]
js might be a general thing about link text or several places in gateway to talk about. but, don't think we're all operating under the same assumptions wrt gateway.
14:30:34 [Michael]
ack David
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14:31:11 [wendy]
mc a gateway tech to talk about clear link text. in html: when creating area, "follow this gateway technique"
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dmd some people only read techniques. it puts a burden on us to make the integration in such a way that they get the interconnections or lose things in the shuffle.
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dmd be careful when moving critical information to the gateway.
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js how do we deal with things where multiple technologies are involved or required to make one thing happen.
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js easy to imagine things where to do something you need html, css, and scripting at a minimum.
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js since those live in different documents, how make sure they all get pulled together?
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js e.g., zooming images.
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js for 1.3, showing the structure of graphical material, can do that in svg. zooming would allow you to get at the detail.
14:34:45 [wendy]
ls xsl can pull in different documents, it can be an entry point and apply diff xsl.
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mc can make the connections in the xml documents, less clear on how to present to people.
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wac think some of this will be tied together in the scripting techniques. matt may recruited several scripting people to the mailing list. has promised a first internal draft by 10 sept.
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mc for other of chris' submissions, some were obviously/easy to make into techniques. others were related to wcag 1.0 guidelines. some i combined concepts.
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mc e.g., "make sure plug-ins are directly accessible" same with color and flicker.
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mc those will need to point to guidelines or gateway techniques
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mc html techs can't say too much about plug-ins, because they are not html.
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js perhaps this is where the gateway can pull together? it can talk about plug-ins
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js gateway can say, this (html) is not sufficient on its own
14:40:06 [wendy]
wac then in resources, point to flash or java techniques (at macromedia or sun or ibm)
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wac similar issue with multimedia. in gateway we'll say that captions need to be provided, but point off to real/quicktime/smil etc for *how* to provide the captions.
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js then there are issues with the player themselves.
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mc our techniques have to speak to ways that do work
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mc w/applets, say "better to use plug-in than applet viewer" where do we say that?
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wac display user agent data in gateway or html techs? perhaps both
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mc "plug-ins" only apply to html?
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wac mixed namespaces, not sure called "plug-in" but need code that can interpret
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js 508 says "if need 3rd party s/w to render..." provide a link
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mc jw has talked about "accessible viewer"
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mc decided not to bump plug-ins off my plate, but may bump parts to gateway
14:45:27 [wendy]
mc combined 4 techniques about presentational elements (b, i, basefont, font). propose that we add those to a list of html elements that should be replaced with css.
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mc an existing technique, but no list of elements yet. propose these are the beginning of the list.
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mc "title attribute for object" - my feeling, we dont' make title mandatory for most elements, therefore shouldn't do it here.
14:46:33 [wendy]
cr i wll send a message to the list. need to figure out where that one came from.
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mc "mandatory h1" - require that the first heading on a page be an h1. this is used in the french accessibility guidelines. unsure if wcag would require.
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mc several approaches: 1. don't require 2. if using headings, start with h1 3. if require, then also require that be the first one on the page 4. or only that it is is present
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mc could have h2 indicating navigation then h1 in the body
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mc therefore, not always first one
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ls document could be part of set of documents
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mc if requiring h1s, require only one or are multiple ok?
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ls if something is part of a book, could say "title page elsewhere"
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in xhtml 2 use h/section
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mc braillenet may use h1 to indicate start of content (i.e., when have h2 to indicate beginning of navigation)
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on this call: agreement that most important is headings to be nested correctly, h1 is not required. it is on the list for discussion, but not a lot of support for it.
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zakim, ??P25 is Lisa_Seeman
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+Lisa_Seeman; got it
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Test Suite:
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action: Michael review test suite for language
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cr proposes that the test suite should be normative
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wac how often update for new techniques?
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cr once a year
15:21:57 [wendy]
cr if its not normative, is there another status to give it?
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ls such a restriction on creativity
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wac realistic to update every year when has taken 6 to produce one normative document?
15:26:24 [wendy]
cr not meant to restrict people. you can't remove some of these things. meant to show that we know the best way to mark up tables (e.g.)
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cr this is the minimum standard
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cr it's base level accessibility
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(for html)
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cr want this to be strong and clear
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ls have you looked at the work of task force 3 from EuroAccessibility?
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ls they are defining methodologies for testing.
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q+ to say "what about usability testing?"
15:31:32 [wendy]
zakim, who's making noise?
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wendy, listening for 10 seconds I heard sound from the following: Chris_Ridpath (9%), David_MacDonald (18%), Lisa_Seeman (96%)
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zakim, mute David
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David_MacDonald should now be muted
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zakim, unmute David
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David_MacDonald should no longer be muted
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15:37:42 [wendy]
further discussion about normative or not. pros or cons.
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action: Chris post link to test suite to list
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WAI_WCAG(techniques)10:00AM has ended
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Attendees were Michael_Cooper, Chris_Ridpath, Alex_Li, David_MacDonald, Takayuki_Watanabe, Becky_Gibson, John_Slatin, Wendy, Jenae_Andershonis, Lisa_Seeman
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RRSAgent, make log world
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zakim, bye
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RRSAgent, bye
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I see 3 open action items:
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ACTION: bg send proposal to list re: image replacement technique [1]
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ACTION: Michael review test suite for language [2]
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ACTION: Chris post link to test suite to list [3]
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