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Re: working definition of baseline

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 18:55:10 +1000
Message-ID: <17019.12526.639325.453209@jdc.local>
To: achuter@teleservicios.es
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Alan Chuter writes:
 > Some comments and a suggestion.
 > I would have said "only with these technologies is accessibility ensured"  
 > but the GLs don't _ensure_ or guarantee accessibility.

I think there's a confusion here arising from the use of the word
"access" in the proposed definition.

The baseline is not intended to define a set of technologies that
assure or even promote accessibility. Instead, it is supposed to be
the set of technologies all of which are required to be supported by a
user agent in order for the content to be operative at all. In other
words, these are the core, minimum technologies that a user agent
needs so as to render and allow the user to interact with the content.

I think we should rework the definition yet again to remove the word
"access" to avoid misinterpretations.
Received on Friday, 6 May 2005 08:55:59 UTC

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