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Re: [4.1] Overview and summary of guideline 4.1

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 07:57:07 -0800
Message-Id: <200401251557.HAA25057@patagonia>
To: lisa seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Cc: "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>, "'Joe Clark'" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Lisa,

  I don't understand what platform availability has to do with whether
or not a technology is proprietary. If a W3C technology is not available
on your platform of choice, it is just in inaccessible as a proprietary
technology that is is not available on your platform of choice. 

This is the reason we have spent a lot of time trying to capture the
underlying requirement in WCAG2, instead of focusing on the source of
the technology. If we haven't captured what it means to be widely
available, let's propose changes.

	Loretta



> There is one big catch, is that the proprietary technology needs to meet
> WCAG 2.0 on _the platform of the users choice_. 

> When a proprietary technology allows you to meet WCAG but only for users
> on using a given operating system (say you have to be on Windows) then
> the effect is a lot less accessible then the page was WCAG conformant
> using a W3C technology.
Received on Sunday, 25 January 2004 10:59:04 UTC

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