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Re: FW: more presentable version of BASELINE doc

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 12:17:59 +0100
Message-ID: <e2a28a920604240417n4ecc2967jba1416a5760fb163@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Hi Gregg,

Some comments on the baseline document:

In the "Background" section, fourth paragraph, the second sentence states:

"As new technologies come out it is not necessarily a valid assumption
that user agents including assistive technologies will be able to
support them all on the day they are announced."

This could be seen as a clause that could slow down the adoption of
new technologies, as they can't reasonably be included in a baseline.
Do you think if might be wise to explicitly mention that authors are
encouraged to use technologies that aren't widely supported in a way
that they're not relied upon for conformance?

In the "What is a baseline?" section, there's a typo in the final
sentence of the first paragraph:

"conforms to WCAG 2.0 assuming that user agents support [only of the]
technologies in the baseline"

In the second and third examples of baselines, they both include HTML
4.01 Transitional and CSS. This doesn't make sense; if the author's
relying on CSS, then they shouldn't need any of the presentational
capabilities afforded by HTML 4.01 Transitional, and should be
encouraged to separate presentation from the structure. Could
"Transitional" be removed, so it just states HTML 4.01?

The final paragraph of example 2 has a typo:

"In environments where it is [save] to assume that people's user agents"

At the end of Example 3, it states:

"However  with Sample Baseline 2 the author could rely on the
multimedia access features."

That should be Baseline 3, as Baseline 2 doesn't include multimedia
technologies.

In the "Vertical and Horizontal Scoping in Conformance Statements"
section, the last sentence has a typo:

"Any Web content for which Level AAA conformance is claimed must meet
all Level 1 and Level 2 success criteria plus 50% of applicable Level
3 success criteria.."

There is a missing full-stop (period) from the previous sentence, and
50% should be 50% or more.

In the "Intranet" section under "Some initial guidance in choosing a
baseline", the final sentence of point 1 states:

"The UAAG working group also lists draft information about some user
agents on its Web site."

Could that include a URI to save people having to look it up for themselves?

Point 3 in that section states:

"Which versions of assistive technology products work with the user
agent? And which technologies are supported by the assistive
technology, e.g., does it support JavaScript? (This information should
be available from the assistive technology vendor.)"

Do you know of any AT vendors that provide that kind of information
about JavaScript?


Best regards,

Gez


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