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Some minor adjustments of criteria

From: Barry Feigenbaum <feigenba@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 13:21:26 -0600
To: "List (WAI-AUWG)" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF64F4AB7E.CC08F513-ON86256F47.0068AB4B-86256F47.006A5648@us.ibm.com>
Hate to be a thorn in the side but I still think the success criteria for 
guidelines 1.5 should start "At least one" (vs "All").  As it stands now, 
I think we over constrain the developer.   The tool does not need to 
provide the feature everywhere; just in enough places to allow a user to 
successfully author content. 

Also criteria for 1.4 should not imply only select, cut, copy and paste 
need to be supported.  Any service (such as print, email, etc) that is 
provided for the element should be similarly accessible. We might want to 
edit the criteria from "In any element hierarchy..." to "In any 
presentation of any element hierarchy..."   The underling model should not 
be required to support these behaviors, just viewers and editors. 

For criteria for 2.4 I think we need to broaden the last phrase ("... must 
always conform to WCAG") to something like: "... literally (as stored) 
must conform to WCAG or conform to WCAG as generated (inserted/added) in 
the Web content".  Some content may not conform as stored/distributed, but 
will be massaged as inserted by the tool. Only the resulting content need 
be WCAG conformant. 

Barry A. Feigenbaum, Ph. D.
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