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Clarify what \'which is optional\' applies to

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 19:20:02 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Shawn Henry for EOWG
Email: shawn@w3.org
Affiliation: W3C WAI EOWG
Document: W2
Item Number: Conformance
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: editorial
Summary of Issue: Clarify what \'which is optional\' applies to
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Current wording: \"This section lists requirements for conformance to WCAG 2.0 as well as information about how to make conformance claims, which are optional. It also introduces...\" 

Suggested revision: \"This section lists requirements for conformance to WCAG 2.0. It also gives information about how to make conformance claims, which are optional, and introduces...\" 

Rationale: it could be legally argued that it the current form leaves it ambiguous as to whether the phrase \'which is optional\' applies to the second phrase of the sentence, or the first and second. We don\'t think that this is a comprehension problem, yet a potential legal one. 



Proposed Change:
Suggested revision: \"This section lists requirements for conformance to WCAG 2.0. It also gives information about how to make conformance claims, which are optional, and introduces...\" 
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