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Re: [HDP] Response to Review of HTML Design Principles Questionnaire

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 01:59:20 +1000
Message-ID: <46CC5D58.9060306@lachy.id.au>
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie
CC: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Joshue O Connor wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> Joshue O Connor claimed:
>>> For example accessibility and security are two forces (sic) that 
>>> could be at logger heads. In many ways they are opposing 
>>> principles. How can we make the web more accessible while still 
>>> making it more secure? How can they be reconsiled? Which one will 
>>> get the bums rush when the chips are down?
>> 
>> I'm not sure what he's basing that claim on, I can't imagine how
>> any security or privacy issue could affect accessibility.
> 
> Secure PDFs? [1] Off the top of my head, though its not as bad as it 
> was. However, it is not disingenuous to suggest that there is at
> least some tension between security needs and accessibility needs.

PDF Security is actually a form of DRM, which is unrelated to the 
security that this principle is about.  DRM is bad for everyone.  This 
principle is about ensuring that the spec deals with security holes that 
could, for example, compromise the security or privacy of a user, 
particularly when scripting is involved.

> [1] http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw060604

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Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Wednesday, 22 August 2007 15:59:33 UTC

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