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Re: Common failures and baseline

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 00:06:30 +0200
Message-ID: <447235E6.60005@w3development.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Hi Gregg,

Johannes Koch wrote:
> as I understand the "Understanding WCAG 2.0" document, the "sufficient" 
> status of a technique depends on the baseline. So for a success criterion
> with one sufficient HTML technique and one sufficient scripting technique an
> author could use the scripting technique to meet the SC if both HTML and
> scripting are in the baseline, whereas he has to choose the HTML technique
> if only HTML is in the baseline.

as you did not comment on this, I assume, my reading is right.

> What about the common failures? Does a scripting common failure make the
> code fail the SC even if scripting is not in the baseline?

Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
 > If conformance with a success criterion  depends on it - yes.  It
 > would fail twice.  Once for relying on a technology not in the
 > baseline, and once for triggering the failure. If the content can
 > conform without the technology (and it doesn't interfere) then it
 > could still conform.

So the baseline has an influence on the "sufficiency" of a _technique_ 
to _pass_ a SC, but it has no influence on the "sufficiency" of a 
_failure_ to _fail_ a SC?
-- 
Johannes Koch
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                          (Thomas Tallis, 40-part motet)
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