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"at a Minimum"

From: Heather Swayne <hswayne@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 08:20:10 -0700
Message-ID: <B7E0BEA478EBC24EBB2CF19F710760230170F0D2@red-msg-06.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
With regard to the proposed changes for ATAG v2.  I have now talked with
several Product Groups here at MS, and the general feeling is that they
do not like the idea of including "at a minimum" within any of the
guidelines or sub text.

Some examples of their concerns: 
*	Including text like "at a minimum could lower the bar, to allow
product groups to only do that minimum level of work.  As apposed to
allowing individual companies to define their own minimum, or standard,
that they want product groups to follow.
*	ATAG should not be telling product groups how to implement
guidelines.  The techniques document should be used to show examples of
how a range of products met a given guideline. 
*	"The minimum" for one product could be something totally
different than the WAIs suggestion as the minimum, does that mean it's
wrong?  Even if ATAG doesn't think so, others may.
*	Will products have to implement "the minimum" even if they have
"an advanced" solution?

Heather Swayne
Microsoft
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2001 11:22:11 GMT

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