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Re: WCAG 1.0 CP 6.1 Considered Harmful

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 18:08:55 +0100
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To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>, "William Loughborough" <love26@gorge.net>
> [Summary: WCAG 1.0 CP 1.6 is IMO harmful, [...]

A couple of points:-

a) 1.6 is a typo: s/1.6/6.1

b) A note as to why I used "harmful" rather than "wrong": CP 6.1, by
perpetuating a myth that all browsers must render HTML with a default
stylesheet, goes beyond the realm of just being incorrect, and actually
forces people (who indeed come to WCAG seeking guidance!) to conform to the
myth.

Cheers,

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Sean B. Palmer
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