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Re: Accessibility Tests For Stanca Act

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 17:26:17 +0200
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At 15:52 30/03/2006, Jon Ribbens wrote:

>Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de> wrote:
> > >- most importantly, "avoid" in WCAG 1.0 is a guideline for developers,
> > >not a prohibition regarding markup (unlike WCAG 2.0, WCAG 1.0 does not
> > >have success criteria for content, but only guidelines, i.e. advice, to
> > >developers);
> >
> > For me "avoid" means something like "don't use".
>I'd say that's fairly uncontroversial seeing as if you have used
>deprecated markup then you have most certainly failed to avoid using

Deprecated features was not the best example to choose for my argument
(but it's what started the thread).
However, take a look at CP 3.3: "Use style sheets to control layout and
Every user agent has a built-in stylesheet or presentation, so you could
argue that the content always passes the checkpoint even if the developer
fails process-wise.
(WCAG 1.0's definition of style sheets says that they may be "built into
user agents" [1].)



[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/#style-sheet

Christophe Strobbe
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