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Re: Fw: Checkpoint 3.3

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 14:11:24 -0400
Message-ID: <379218CC.4EA1503E@clark.net>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
CC: Robert Neff <robneff@home.com>, IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Does the curriculum help with this, can it be addressed there if not? 
can there be a requirement guidelines document?  I think people need
to understand how to apply the guidelines as requirement if that is
what they intend to do.  I fear we'll be shooting ourselves in the
foot if this is left out.

Kynn Bartlett wrote:
> 
> At 07:03 AM 7/17/1999 , David Poehlman wrote:
> >we must look at the total picture here.  the guidelines and
> >checkpoints serve as guides.
> 
> The problem as I see it is that they are not being adopted
> as "guides" but rather as "requirements"; the helpful
> checkpoints that can be figured out by anyone with just a
> smidgen of common sense can be easily twisted into firm,
> hard checkpoints that MUST be satisfied in order to achieve
> a "Double-AA compliance" rating.
> 
> This is a big problem -- the Single-A, Double-AA, Triple-AAA
> system does not have a caveat saying "you can still achieve
> Double-AA rating if you do almost everything and use common
> sense in what you do and don't choose to do."
> 
> --
> Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
> President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
> AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/

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