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Re: Conclusions from Discussion today

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 09:02:29 -0800
Message-Id: <a05101000b89c2911427f@[]>
To: Lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>, "'GLWAI Guidelines WG (GL - WAI Guidelines WG)'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 11:27 PM -0800 2/21/02, Lisa Seeman wrote:
>  We are talking about this on the phone but I am sending this point to the
>list anyway
>We seem to have lost conform to W3 technologies or at least to widely
>published, publicly available and used specifications.
>If you develop for an obscure technology that is not supported by assistive
>technology that the whole WCAG becomes ridicules.

What we want to say is:

(a) use technologies (or combinations of technologies) which are designed
     to be accessible -- a category which includes W3C specifications
     among others

(b) use technologies which you can reasonably expect to be supported --
     which means, for example, sending raw XML and XSLT converting to
     SVG and CSS will likely be unhelpful, even though those are W3C


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