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The latest InstateLongDesc CP effectively contains MUST-level UA conformance criteria

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:46:51 -0700
Message-id: <7A0342F8-8349-421D-AB9B-2B26D21898A5@apple.com>
To: "public-html-a11y@w3.org Task Force" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>

Hi folks,

I wanted to point out for the record that the latest version of the InstateLongdesc Change Prroposal effectively includes mandatory, MUST-level conformance criteria for the conformance class "Visual user agents that support the suggested default rendering".

Note that this section:

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc#Details

Now requires these changes to the Rendering section, which include a number of new "expected" statements:

http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-rendering2.html

According to the HTML5 spec, implementations meeting the conformance class "Visual user agents that support the suggested default rendering" must implement all "expected" behavior in the Rendering section:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/single-page.html#conformance-classes


Two questions:

(1) Is this addition of mandatory UA conformance criteria intentional? I imagine not, since I suspect folks were not aware of that aspect of the "conformance classes" section and I still see claims that this Change Proposal requires zero implementation effort.
(2) Are browser vendors willing to implement these requirements?


Regards,
Maciej
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