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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.



"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
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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
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]

[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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