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Re: Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft of December, 2007

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 16:19:45 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0803211619n397ae9d4j5c4e6b5170e840db@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Carlos Iglesias" <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Carlos Iglesias
<carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org> wrote:
>  > Comment 4: User agents' incorrect behaviour while navigating sequentially
>
> > Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-
>  > wcag20/2008Feb/0050.html
>  > (Issue ID: 2501)
>  > Status: VERIFIED / PARTIAL/OTHER
>  > ----------------------------
>  > Original Comment:
>  > ----------------------------
>  >
>  > Due to some user agents' behaviour, several embedded elements that are
>  > in theory operable through keyboard (for example a flash component if
>  > correctly developed) are not reachable through keyboard while
>  > navigating sequentially.
>  >
>  > How is this success criterion going to affect these elements?
>  >
>  > Could people say that such a web page pass this success criterion?
>  >
>  > ---------------------------------------------
>  > Response from Working Group:
>  > ---------------------------------------------
>  >
>  > In a case like this - where it is a shortcoming of one browser, but
>  > not a problem with other browsers - we would say that it was a
>  > reasonable assumption by the author that the user could exit. The
>  > Working Group would encourage the author to provide an additional
>  > redundant function which allows the user to exit that they know does
>  > work in most browsers.
>
>  Apparently the current wording, especially F10 and G21, say the opposite.
>
>  [http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20080310/F10.html]
>  [http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20080310/G21.html]
>
>  Maybe a reference that points people to some background information for those SCs where the user agent functionality plays a role would help.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------

For technology-specific techniques and failures, we have a section in
each where user agent issues are highlighted.  User agents probably
affect all the success criteria depending on which Web technologies
you are using. As a result, we think it is most appropriate to keep
these comments in the techniques where they are - and where they can
highlight a problem with user agents for one technology without
tainting the other user agents, technologies or situations where the
problem may not exist.
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