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Re: Let's get back to work

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 21:15:18 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I'm very appreciative for all the effort people have put into pinning down 
the text in images issue.  I think it's valuable

1. Because people who, like me, are responsible responsible for thumbs 
up/down evaluations of real pages, today, need this issue pinned down now

2. This particular issue will resurface in 2.0.

3. It's a test case for the more general proposition that acceptable 
practice must depend on the underlying purpose of a site (which will fit 
into another thread).

william wrote
I got all the way through the message and have been following all the 
threads and suddenly realized (DUH!) we've been talking about WCAG 1.0. 
That document is a done deal and if we spend our time debating it (I 
understand that all we can do is "errata") we will fall behind in the much 
more important task of getting WCAG 2.0 to be a proposed recommendation. 
Even though the exchange will affect the latter, it's not focused on that. 
Other groups are totally dependent on "The Guidelines" and it is so clear 
that 2.0 will be a much more stable, useful underpinning for them that we'd 
best get on with it.
Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Institute on Disabilities/UAP and Dept. of Electrical Engineering at Temple 
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Received on Wednesday, 25 October 2000 21:09:06 UTC

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