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[#656] explicit numbering for nested lists

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 11:20:35 -0400
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To: "WAI GL (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Bug 656 [1] discusses an editorial note in the HTML Techniques [2]. The
question is if we need to continue to recommend that authors provide
contextual clues in nested lists for the benefit of technologies that do not
represent their structure adequately. Sailesh did some testing of Windows
technologies [3] and concludes that most but not all recent versions of
products provide adequate support.

In spite of the fact that the testing is only on Windows and support is not
universal, I propose that we deprecate this requirement. We should create a
specific technique about contextual clues for nested lists (right now this
is just in the preamble to the section on lists), mark it as deprecated, and
list user agents for which we know the technique still to be required.
Thoughts?

Michael

[1] http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=656
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20031209/#lists
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2003OctDec/0410.html

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