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Re: Conformance Evaluation

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 17:36:32 -0400
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To: love26@gorge.net, w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
Cc: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>

>WL: I can't speak for W3C but I think the idea of us evaluating tools
>vs. reporting on individual's experience with them is out of bounds.

WC:  Will tool developers see a difference?   I know we talked about the 
marketing advantages of the database and the incentive it may give 
developers to make their tools conform to WAI guidelines.  I realize we 
won't give anything a formal "WAI seal of approval" or "official evaluation 
tool of the WAI" but if someone searches for Level A compliant tools they 
will basically be finding those tools that we deem WAI conformant. In a 
sense this is a seal of approval.

I still think this information is very useful.  I also still have my 
concern that I expressed during the joint telecon on Tuesday.

--wendy
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wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
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