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Re: Supporting Technology

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:21:57 -0800
Message-Id: <200312192321.PAA15773@patagonia>
To: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Sailesh,

  This seems ok as long as it is clear that the HTML technique is only an 
example. In the gateway document, I don't think we should assume that HTML is 
always available. I think we should be careful not to reinforce the impression 
left from WCAG1 that only HTML can be accessible.

	Loretta 

> 
> In which case, is it necessary  to take great pains  to avoid  using an
> HTML technique to illustrate a  point  in the Gateway doc if HTML   
> XHTML are going to be the "host technologies"? Where applicable, other 
> technology-based examples may also be included (like  say, a SMIL based 
> example in the section about multi media accessibility, or a scripting 
> based example  when talking about device independence ).   So I feel we 
> we should not as a rule ban HTML(or its derivative: XHTML) based 
> examples as it is the primary host technology and is widely used and 
> understood.
>   Sailesh Panchang
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