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RE: [#827] Success criterion for separate content from presentation

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 11:36:32 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A03317D99@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "Michael Cooper" <michaelc@watchfire.com>, "WAI GL (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>



-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:34 am
To: 'Michael Cooper'; 'WAI GL (E-mail)'
Subject: RE: [#827] Success criterion for separate content from
presentation



Wouldn't this basically create a level 2 criteria (or level 1 if you
make it level 1) that would bar any technologies that do not have style
sheets?

It might also exclude technologies that don't have semantic structure
(Flash, for example).
John 
Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Michael Cooper
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 12:38 PM
To: WAI GL (E-mail)
Subject: [#827] Success criterion for separate content from presentation


Guideline 1.3 [1] speaks to the separation of content from presentation.
The techniques working group would like to create HTML techniques for
this (e.g., "use CSS instead of HTML styling tags". But our structure is
that techniques must relate to specific success criteria. While the
existing success criteria under this guideline provide further detail,
they do not themselves cover the general case. 

Therefore I propose adding a success criterion "Presentation is
implemented separately from semantic structure." I suspect this should
be a level 2 SC but possibly it should be level 1.

[1]
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20040602.html#content-structur
e-se
paration

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