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[#831] Structural emphasis evident really a user agent issue?

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 16:06:55 -0400
Message-ID: <D9ABD8212AFB094C855045AD80FB40DD033FB9B0@1wfmail.watchfire.com>
To: "WAI GL (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ua@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

While mapping HTML techniques to the guidelines, I tried to think what
technique
I would create for the fifth Level 3 success criterion of 2.4 [1]. This
requires
that structural markup be evident on low-fidelity displays. I could not
think of
any HTML techniques that could guarantee compliance with this requirement;
furthermore it seems that if you follow requirements to use structural
markup
properly this issue should take care of itself. The user agent should make
structural markup evident, that's why we require it. 

So I think this is not a _content_ requirement and should be removed from
WCAG.
It is a user agent requirement, and the UA group should determine how to
handle
it. I propose we remove this success criterion from WCAG.

[1]
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20040602.html#navigation-mechanism
s-distinct-display-types

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