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Re: Definition of "baseline"

From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 14:36:59 -0500
To: jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF026A1811.CB7A3F85-ON86256FDD.006ACFAB-86256FDD.006BC1AF@us.ibm.com>

Jason,

Here's the baseline definition modified to use Web content instead of Web
site. Is this what you had in mind?

the minimum set of technologies that must be supported by user agents in
order to access all information and functionality of the Web content.
Developers must ensure that all Web content and functionality conforms to
WCAG 2.0 assuming user agents support only this minimum set of
technologies. Developers may also choose to use technologies that are not
in the minimum set provided that the following are true:
- the Web content is still operable using user agents only support the
technologies that are in the minimum set (i.e. the use of technologies that
are not in the minimum set does not "break" the  Web site for user agents
that don't support them.).
- all content and functionality must be available using only the baseline
technologies.

With regard to your proposed definition of technology

"Technology" means a data format, programming or markup language,
protocol or API.

can you please explain the difference between a "programming language" and
an "API"?

Andi
Received on Friday, 8 April 2005 19:37:11 UTC

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