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Conformance Claim Reference And Date

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 16:19:29 -0500
Message-ID: <024801c4c2b3$f87b9640$b040968e@WILDDOG>
To: "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

The conformance claim should also include a reference to the process on
which the claim is based.

This could be a reference to the test suite or checklist or technique that
was used to validate the content. It could also be a reference to software
tools, people or organizations outside of WAI. Although the WAI may wish to
control who/what is able to make the claim.

Without a reference, there is no method of testing whether the conformance
claim is true.

The reference on which the claim is based may change over time so the claim
should also include a date. For example, the test suite and techniques for
HTML will need to change over time as better accessibility practices are
discovered. Any claim based upon them must refer to the date on which they
were used.

Chris
Received on Thursday, 4 November 2004 21:20:13 GMT

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