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Re: More on 3.4

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 09:00:04 -0400 (EDT)
To: "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0108020856090.21474-100000@tux.w3.org>
The WCAG requires authors to provide content in various forms, because the
technology (off the shelf slash "Download now!" slash already installed) does
not make use of the technology available to solve the problems that we are
trying to get around.

One example is that tools to include descriptions in images are still not
widespread (except in the CAD industry), so authors have to produce content
in particular types. Another is that browsers don't find images that are
associated with particular semantics (and the tools don't make those
associations readily) - hence the suggestion that authors find content in
multimedia forms too.

As a smart technique I think we should particularly recommend techniques that
make the associations re-discoverable, so they can be re-used eaasily, so
that this problem becomes one that is more foten solved by technology.



On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, gregory j. rosmaita wrote:

  aloha, chaals!

  in your reply to matt's observation that users' can't control the speed of
  flash presentations, you wrote:

  CMN: In otherwords, it isn't the technology, it is the author producing
  particular kinds of content.

  GJR: please explain how it isn't the technology?
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