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Re: Challenges on JavaScript Techniques

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 16:30:45 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0507081628150.24212@aristotle.multipattern.com>

On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Peter-Paul Koch wrote:

> I am willing to devote some time to creating good examples of accessible 
> JavaScript... I am considered an JavaScript expert in web develoment 
> circles.

Indeed, PPK is considered an expert. The WCAG Working Group has a 
reprehensible recent history of simply ignoring outside expert advice. 
("Semantics," people. "Semantics.") You don't have enough expert bodies to 
work on JavaScript techniques; you've now been offered another expert 
body. I fully expect the Working Group to either:

* ignore the offer
* deny that PPK is an expert
* dispute the definition of "expert" since it already has a sense in the 
W3C lexicon

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Take PPK up on his offer.


     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
     Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
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