W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-gl@w3.org > October to December 2005

Re: R: Congratulations !!

From: Maurizio Boscarol <maurizio@usabile.it>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 17:32:37 +0100
Message-ID: <43873CA5.90705@usabile.it>
To: "Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
CC: gv@trace.wisc.edu, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) wrote:

>    
>    Maurizio Boscarol sent a Friday, November 25, 2005 7:03 AM message with
>    the topic "Re: R: Congratulations !!";
>    
>    "We are doing technical requirements for products or processes, not
>    laws. Sad, but someone can't see the difference." 
>
>Roberto:
>Yes, but don't cry like a crocodile if nobody apply wcag "as is" for national law.
>I want to remember that one of the scope for what WAI was financed by EU was to have appicable standards.
>

Are you pulling my leg? Admit it!.. Well, or you misunderstood me.

To be clear: I *never* wanted wcag be a law. You want, not me! :) I 
couldn't cry for that, believe me. (1)

We don't even know how much effort is needed to be wcag compliant in 
reality. A law must take in account the cost/benefit ratio. Tech 
requirements don't always have to. They try to set standards. To follow 
a standard a multi-part agreement is needed:

* Tools-makers (browsers, ua, at, cms, plugin, dev framework) should 
accept to implement the proposed standard.
* Government should be sure that a standard can reasonably be followed 
(at a reasonable cost, with reasonable effort, without bad 
consequencies, etc) before to make a law forcing to that standard.

So the point is really more complex than just have a law forcing 
somebody to do something. :) But we're going OT.

M.

(1) For what it deserve, I'd like people making more User Centred 
Design. But I couldn't help a law forcing people doing usability 
testing. I think this should be good, but forcing things that way 
without considering applicability in real contexts is a bad idea even if 
usability testing is good. Let's imagine valid code...
Received on Friday, 25 November 2005 16:21:53 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 7 December 2009 10:47:40 GMT