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RE: Proposal: sufficiency criteria for WCAG 2.0

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 09:01:08 -0500
To: "'William Loughborough'" <love26@gorge.net>, "'Web Content Guidelines'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "'judy Brewer'" <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501c1055b$09935d60$b2176880@trace.wisc.edu>

Say it ain't so.  (Though you deserve a rest for all you have done.)

William, I think I speak for us all when I say that you have been a
major force and a major intellectual anchor for this group.  Your wisdom
(and wit) have both served us well.    We will miss you dearly.

And if you ever feel the urge to peruse these streams again,  and toss
in a tidbit (or a hook) please do not let your retirement statement
stand in the way.  You are always welcome back.   To visit, to skulk, or
to toss one in.

This won’t be the only good bye and thanks from us... but as you enjoy
your 4th,  (your independence day)  know how much you have contributed,
and how grateful we are.

With warmest regards and regrets.

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of William Loughborough
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2001 8:54 AM
To: Web Content Guidelines
Cc: judy Brewer
Subject: Re: Proposal: sufficiency criteria for WCAG 2.0

At 09:38 AM 7/4/01 +1000, Jason White wrote:
>the criteria should not be regarded as "minimum conformance
>but rather as specifying in greater detail what was needed to satisfy a


In other words the "criteria", "satisfying", "detail", etc. all are
words for saying "in other words" in other words.

For some guideline/checkpoint users a very terse (even a single word
as "repurposable") expression will suffice. The array of possible 
expansions (verbal/graphic/sonic/tactile) is large and the decision
when/where to stop including yet another exemplification/clarification
the "why" of our existence.

We pretty much got the idea about five years ago. Not much has changed 
there. We "bottled it" with reasonable success (there are now
laws/regulations/policies based on WCAG) a while back, now we are 
"purifying" the contents and fooling with the shape/color of the
Now that the "accessibility industry" has been viably spawned we can 
prettify the message and call it WCAG 2.0?

It has been really wonderful working with all of us on these details. In

recognition of the natural process of ageing and the demands I feel from

other related activities, this is my final post hereto. Thank you all
putting up with my dotage.

Received on Thursday, 5 July 2001 10:05:53 UTC

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