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Re : Call for Review: Working Draft of WVAG 2.0

From: Eric Gateau <eric.gateau@webaccessibilite.net>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 15:00:15 +0200
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To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

Hi everyone,

1. ...should WCAG 2.0 have 2 or 3 levels of conformance?

Even if I could live with 2 levels, I think that the 3 levels should be 
kept because :
- the transition between WCAG 1 and 2 should be easier
- the levels, as described in the current draft, do mean something
- the first level has to be a the first step toward accessibility and 
should not afraid authors and/or policy makers and/or managers

Beside that, in order to make these guidelines more effective and more 
easily applicable, I feel that all the success criteria have to be testable 
(even the level 3 ones).
That's why I suggest to remove to another document criteria like : "When 
text requires reading ability at or above the upper secondary education 
level, one or more of the following supplements is available" (3.1 L3 SC5)

2. Should a validity success criterion be addressed at Level 1 or Level 2?

My experiences show that people caring about accessibility are aware of 
validity and Vice Versa. That's why I should leave the validity success 
criterion at level 2.
Moreover, a site whith an invalid markup as a result of  a tag soup should 
encounters many accessibility problems.

Yours Faithfully,
Eric Gateau.
Http://www.webaccessibilite.net
Received on Tuesday, 2 August 2005 13:00:29 UTC

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