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Re: Basing conformance for accessibility questions on subjective determinations

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:53:05 -0700
Cc: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C9CF6EAB-ABD5-4AEE-B2A2-B6BD18FBE632@apple.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>


On Apr 17, 2008, at 1:47 PM, Dan Connolly wrote:

>
> On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 19:21 +1000, Ben Boyle wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>>> All of these are subjective conformance criteria that are key
>>> accessibility questions.
>>>
>>> All of these also apply to HTML4 documents.
>>>
>>> I see no way to make these anything but subjective. How do you  
>>> suggest we
>>> address these problems?
>>
>> I suggest leaving them to WCAG, to avoid repetition and potential
>> conflict (should WCAG in some incompatible way).
>
>
> That's one of the more interesting suggestions I've seen in
> this discussion. It seems like a good way to reduce
> our workload by leveraging work done elsewhere.

Semantics of elements are not solely accessibility issues. I do not  
think it makes sense to define them solely in an accessibility  
document separate from the spec.

Regard,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 17 April 2008 21:53:43 UTC

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