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Re: Implications of proposed baseline definitions

From: <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 10:43:26 -0700
To: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <1b8ba71b2173.1b21731b8ba7@adobe.com>

> 1. It may be possible for a user agent that doesn't support all of 
the 
> technologies listed in the baseline to render the content and 
operate 
> its functionality. However, the content only conforms to WCAG at the 
> specified level under the assumption that all of the technologies 
> included in the baseline are supported and enabled. Likewise, the 
> content may make use of technologies that are not in the baseline, 
but 
> again this doesn't affect conformance to WCAG (again at the 
specified 
> level).

Jason,
  While it is always possible to specify a baseline for any particular 
content that is this tight, I think it complicates our techniques 
effort too much. 
  I think conformance may be claimed against a set of technologies 
that is a superset of those used by the content. The claim would still 
be correct, that is, the content would be accessible when rendered by 
user agents supporting that baseline. It is just a weaker claim than 
necessary.

Loretta
Received on Wednesday, 11 May 2005 17:43:40 UTC

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