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Re: Validity

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 15:43:22 +0000
Message-ID: <e2a28a920511040743m19a3ea9ck@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bob Regan <bregan@macromedia.com>
Cc: WCAG WG mailing list <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi Bob,

On 04/11/05, Bob Regan <bregan@macromedia.com> wrote:
> This is an old debate that we have had in detail before in multiple
> working groups.

I'm aware that it's an old debate, but it's still an issue without a
resolution; at least in WCAG 2.0. We need to come up with something
that we can get consensus on, which probably wouldn't be that
difficult if we could find some middle-ground. The people that believe
validity is important believe it with a passion, and those that don't
believe it's important believe it with an equal passion. Consequently,
the debates end up full of passion, which makes it difficult to focus
on the real issues as they get swamped with edge-cases.

How can we compromise? Are those against validity at level 1 also
against it level 2? Could we live with a watered-down version of
validity at level 1, and full validity at level 3? Could we live with
validity being removed completely from the guidelines, and addressed
in appropriate techniques? I think if we concentrate on these types of
questions, with someone who feels indifferent about validity as an
arbiter, we could make progress and reach our deadline with minimal
disruptions.

Best regards,

Gez


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