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RE: checkpoint 3.1 RE: rationalize presentation

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 10:07:22 -0800
Message-Id: <a05101005b87208da8af1@[]>
To: <gdeering@acslink.net.au>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 6:03 PM +1100 1/21/02, Geoff Deering wrote:
>I think there is a whole new design approach once you move out of the WCAG1
>Priority 1 Guidelines into the Priority 2.  In Priority 1 you can use many
>different techniques; images for text, tables for layout, etc, but the
>Priority 2 Checkpoints mean a whole new design strategy (in my opinion);

I consider this a flaw in WCAG 1 -- I believe it went overboard in
proscribing "this is the one and only way to do things" and lost track
of what we're actually trying to accomplish.  Whenever you have that
kind of regimented "only one way" kind of thinking you shut out
other solutions -- such as the bizarre and highly inappropriate
designation of audience-adapted UIs as as "last resort".


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