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RE: Summary of arguments FOR validity -- and another against -- and a third of alternatives

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 16:36:45 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B0268A684@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Sorry , Becky--

I thought I'd covered your concerns with the item that says something
about how a validity requirement might prevent use of techniques that
enhance accessibility but don't balidate, such as the use of tabindex in
the DHTML Roadmap. But I didn't capture your language about getting in
the way of innovation.

Sorry!

John

"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
FAC 248C 
1 University Station G9600 
Austin, TX 78712 
ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
Web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility 



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Subject: RE: Summary of arguments FOR validity -- and another against --
and a third of alternatives



> Anyone - any others?

I have stated my opinion [1] and responded to comments [2], [3], [4] on 
this matter in the previous thread so I won't repeat it here.   I didn't

see my concern in the previous summaries  of arguments against validity
so 
I wanted to add it.

a level 1 validation requirement may prevent innovation of new 
technologies that use new attributes not included in current 
specifications (for example implementation of the DHTML roadmap [5]
using 
HTML).


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005AprJun/0894.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005AprJun/0923.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005AprJun/0937.html
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2005AprJun/0941.html
[5] http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/roadmap/DHTMLRoadmap110505.html


Becky Gibson
Web Accessibility Architect
                                                       
IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
5 Technology Park Drive
Westford, MA 01886
Voice: 978 399-6101; t/l 333-6101
Email: gibsonb@us.ibm.com
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