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From: Alistair Garrison <alistair.garrison@accessinmind.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 17:24:18 +0100
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Dear All, 


Over the past weeks I have been undertaking an end-to-end analysis of the
WCAG 2.0 Guidelines and Techniques (as far as reasonably possible).


The issue I come across most is the fact Technology Specific techniques and
General techniques don't seem to line up - leaving me confused about what I
need to do for conformance to WCAG 2.0.  You can find technology specific
techniques which go too far and specify things which should be left to the
General techniques i.e. specified values for alt text; or General techniques
which are over-extended to talk about technology specific things i.e.
captions, mathematical expressions, video.     


Again, I state that this is causing me a great deal of confusion, and I'm
sure others are finding (or will find) the same thing.


To my mind, it might be far less confusing to the reader if the guidance
provided through the General techniques document was written directly into
each technology specific techniques document (i.e. HTML, CSS, etc.) as
specific techniques, examples and tests - removing, the need for the General
Techniques document entirely.


I would be very interested to hear the thoughts and comments of others on
this matter.




Alistair Garrison 

Managing Director 

Accessinmind Limited UK Filial


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