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Re: WCAG1 10.3

From: <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 15:45:52 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200201262345.PAA28889@garth.idyllmtn.com>
To: leeroberts@roserockdesign.com (Lee Roberts)
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org (WCAG List)
Lee Roberts wrote:
> 10.3 - Until user agents render side-by-side text correctly provide a linear
> text alternative (on the current page or some other) for all tables that lay
> out text in parallel, word-wrapped columns.
> Shouldn't this checkpoint be a priority 1 point? 

Actually, there's talk that this shouldn't even be a checkpoint, as
all current assistive technology seems to do this, plus there are
solutions (e.g. proxies) which cover the rest.

> It seems that there has
> been talk about making layout tables a priority 1 point.

Talk where?  If it's talk about changing WCAG 1, that's not going to
happen -- the W3C process for WCAG doesn't involve changing checkpoints
in WCAG 1 years after they've been issued.  If you're talking about
WCAG 2, I haven't heard such talk, plus also note that it has not
been decided yet what "priorities" will look like WCAG 2 -- they might
be WCAG 1 style "priority 1" et al, or they might not be.

Received on Saturday, 26 January 2002 18:38:55 UTC

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