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

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 09:07:12 -0500
To: "'Roberto Castaldo'" <r.castaldo@iol.it>, "'Roberto Scano \(IWA/HWG\)'" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, <ij@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000086059740@spamarrest.com>

Hi Roberto

I think that if it is the same content at the same URL it isn't a different
website.  Just a different presentation.   

And as I had noted. It would have to be the default presentation (if no
content negotiation is done). 

If you mean at a different URL...  then I don't know.  


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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: Roberto Castaldo [mailto:r.castaldo@iol.it] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 3:59 AM
To: 'Gregg Vanderheiden'; 'Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)'; ij@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org; jbrewer@w3.org
Subject: R: WCAG 1.0 - checkpoint 11.4, policy and parallel web sites

Hi Gregg, Hi all

As long as one of the N sites meets all the guidelines -- and it is the
version you get if you don't or can't do content negotiation - then it
should be fine.  

I am not sure to agree with this way of looking at checkpoint 11.4.

We are talking about "separate" web sites with the same contents and
functionalities; IMHO, checkpoint 11.4 only refers to single, isolated pages
in a web site, not to an entire web site.

It's true that a web site is made of many single pages, but checkpoint 11.4
doesn't speak about web sites; I do believe that WCAG message to developers
is quite clear: "you may use CSS to create various skins, but do not create
multiple separate web sites to address accessibility issues"

Anyway, this is an interpretation problem that we should try and avoid in
WCAG 2.0.

My best regards,

Roberto Castaldo
www.Webaccessibile.Org coordinator
IWA/HWG Member
Icq 178709294
Received on Tuesday, 7 September 2004 14:07:16 UTC

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