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RE: Java scripts

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 18:12:49 -0400
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To: <s.livingstone@btinternet.com>, <cyns@opendesign.com>, <seeman@netvision.net.il>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Two questions have been asked.

First, Lisa asked if we have created a baseline where we expect all users 
to have browsers with X, Y, and Z capabilities.  It is an open issue that 
can be looked at in a couple of ways:

1. the until user agents issue: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wcag20-issues.html#15
2. ua-specific conformance claims - this is a recommendation on how to deal 
with the problems: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wcag20-issues.html#31
3. device-capabilities: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wcag20-issues.html#40

This was on the agenda for the F2F, but we didn't get far on it.  The 
Agenda is available at:
the preliminary minutes are available at (note that Gregory has sent the 
rest of the minutes but I have not finished integrating them yet since I 
was focusing on getting the latest drafts out):

Secondly, Steven asks what has been done in regards to scripts.  Jonathan 
Chetwynd just went through the IG and WCAG archives to collect the most 
recent wisdom shared on those lists.  Also, there is a sub-group of people 
who met at the February 2001 F2F meeting.  The minutes from that meeting 
are available at:

I will be working on a draft based on:
1. those minutes
2. the information Jonathan has collected
3. the info from a case study i did a couple years ago
4. What we already have in the HTML Techniques document from WCAG 1.0

Many people have expressed interest in helping with a client-side scripting 
techniques document.  I want to get an initial draft together and then we 
can begin moving forward with it.  I will look forward to your valuable, 
experienced input, Steven!

Be well,

At 07:39 PM 7/31/01 , Steven Livingstone wrote:
>Can I ask what work (other than the WACG 1.0) can been done with respect
>to scripts? I can help out here as I have a lot of experience in this
>Steven Livingstone,
>Author Pro XML 2e and others.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
>Behalf Of cyns@opendesign.com
>Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 12:26 PM
>To: seeman@netvision.net.il; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>Subject: RE: Java scripts
>I think it's still an open issue.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: seeman [mailto:seeman@netvision.net.il]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 8:12 PM
>To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>Subject: Java scripts
>Where are we standing on javascripts. Did we resolve the baseline
>capabilities to assume that if the scipt themselves do not present an
>accesibilty problem then they are ok (like client - side cookies).
>WCAG 1, states " Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or
>other programmatic objects are turned off or not supported "
>Are we still holding with that?

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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