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Re: WCAG 1.0 - checkpoint 11.4, policy and parallel web sites

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 13:50:37 -0500
To: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, jbrewer@w3.org
Message-Id: <1094151036.5787.25.camel@seabright>
On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 03:07, Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG wrote:
> Hi to all the group.
> I hope this message isn't off topic.
> 
> This regards the WCAG 1.0 Reccomandation [1] and expecially the
> checkpoint 11.4:
> 
> 11.4 If, after best efforts, you cannot create an accessible page,
> provide a link to an alternative page that uses W3C technologies, is
> accessible, has equivalent information (or functionality), and is
> updated as often as the inaccessible (original) page. [Priority 1]

[snip]

> Discussing in web accessibility mailing lists, also with the
> partecipation of some lawyers, as explained the checkpoint *could*
> authorize - after best efforts - to create parallel web sites that is a
> group of "alternative page for every page".

Yes, as far as I understand, that is true. Why is this problematic
(other than for the reasons cited in the checkpoint and note)?

 _ Ian

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