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RE: Conclusions from Discussion today

From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 11:09:46 -0800
Message-ID: <7164D4266FD7B94CA59D551C7FE6618D03970B86@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "Lisa Seeman" <seeman@netvision.net.il>, "GLWAI Guidelines WG (GL - WAI Guidelines WG)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Exactly.

Thank you, Kynn.  You've done a good chunk of my action item for me
<grin/>

-----Original Message-----
From: Kynn Bartlett [mailto:kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 9:02 AM
To: Lisa Seeman; 'GLWAI Guidelines WG (GL - WAI Guidelines WG)'
Subject: Re: Conclusions from Discussion today

At 11:27 PM -0800 2/21/02, Lisa Seeman wrote:
>Hmm,
>  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
     technologies

--Kynn

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