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Re: [Text] Meta Generator CP Summary

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:13:58 -0500
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, public-html-a11y@w3.org, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20120124201358.GB5353@sonata.rednote.net>
Colleagues:

Two changes to the Meta Generator CP at
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposal/meta_name%3Dgenerator_does_not_make_missing_alt_conforming
are proposed by the HTML-A11Y Task Force Text Subteam as minuted at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Jan/0247.html.

1.)	Replace the existing Summary section with the following:

<begin>

This Change Proposal provides new evidence showing how authors can (and do)
directly hand-edit content in commonly used Content Management Systems (CMS).
author editing can bring content into conformance with WCAG2, or take it out of
conformance with WCAG2 regardless of whether (or not) a CMS is being used.
This CP provides new evidence that there is no correlation between CMS content
management and the ability to conform to WCAG2 requirements.  there is,
therefore, no correlative justification for a blanket exemption from the WCAG2
requirement for alternative text markup on images for CMS managed content.  In
particular this CP shows that CMS does not prevent WCAG2 conformance in CMS.

<end>

2.)	Add the following fragment below the Table of Contents in the
"Rationale" section immediately below where it says"current usage of meta
name=generator (New)," but ahead of the quotation:

<begin>

It has previously been asserted that:

<end>

If there are suggestions for the above, please respond to this email.

Else, the Text Subteam would request the Task Force consider formal support of
this CP with the above edits on the call this Thursday.

Janina


Janina Sajka writes:
> Below is a suggested new Summary section for Steve's Meta Generator CP at:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposal/meta_name%3Dgenerator_does_not_make_missing_alt_conforming
> 
> I presume we can discuss this/others on the Text telecon later today.
> 
> <begin>
> 
> This Change Proposal provides new evidence showing how authors can, and do
> directly hand-edit content in all commonly used Content Management Systems
> (CMS). Since author editing can bring content into conformance with WCAG, or
> take it out of conformance with WCAG, there is simply no corelation to justify
> a blanket exemption from the WCAG requirement for alternative text markup on
> images for CMS managed content. The two are orthagonal to one another. In
> particular we show that CMS does not prevent WCAG conformance
> in CMS managed content.
> 
> <end>
> 
> Janina
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
> 		sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
> 
> Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
> Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org
> 
> Chair, Protocols & Formats
> Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
		sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net

Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org

Chair, Protocols & Formats
Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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