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[TECHS] Object tag test files.

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 11:14:03 -0400
Message-Id: <200504071514.j37FE3wW001980@mail4.magma.ca>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I was given the task to review tests that apply to the object tag. #75, 76,
77, 78 79, 27, 128, 129, 183.

 

I am in the middle of the assessments and will be finishing them before our
call today. But there is something that I have to get clear on. 

 

In general I have a problem with tests that are designed to pass a certain
accessibility principle but are inaccessible in other respects. I realize
that there is a disclaimer above the test files saying that they may contain
accessibility problems peripheral to the issue being tested, but I still
have a problem with an inaccessible file getting a "passing" grade. I think
it gives a confusing message to web designers. 

 

If the tests were only being looked at by machines it would not be as
important to me, but when humans look at these tests I think it gives a
mixed message. 

 

Can we not create passing test files that are WCAG compliant in other
respects. If not I would dump inaccessible test files that are supposed to
pass a certain WCAG criteria, unless they are not going to be looked at by
humans.

 

David MacDonald

 

…access empowers people…

      …barriers disable them…

 

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