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Re: Conformance Testing Proposal

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 13:53:34 -0400
Message-ID: <321801c41b36$ea878370$b040968e@WILDDOG>
To: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

> 1. Is this list intended as a preliminary proposal for a
> technology-specific checklist? If not, what relationship does it have to
> such a checklist?
>
Yes, what I'm proposing is a technology-specific checklist.

> 2. Can this checklist be numbered consistently with WCAG 2.0 to make it
> easier for developers to tell when they're meeting WCAG success
> criteria?
>
Yes, it can be mapped to any accessibility guideline. The current mappings I
have are for WCAG (1 and 2), Section 508 and the German BITV.
http://checker.atrc.utoronto.ca/servlet/ShowGuide

> 3. Why is it still necessary to require redundant text links for
> client-side image maps? Are there still user agents that don't support
> client-side image maps that have valid alt attributes for <area>
> elements?
>

This sort of question is asked all the time by page authors. We need to
answer these questions and provide guidance.

We've started discussing issues such as this on the WAI ER list
(w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org). Could we take this issue there for further comment?

Chris
Received on Monday, 5 April 2004 13:54:37 GMT

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