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RE: Baselines: how specific?

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 09:19:01 -0600
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I would assume that Gez is correct.  That only whole technologies would be
specified.  The group however hasn't actually answered this question.  I'll
put on agenda to discuss.

I would assume that if technologies are not well supported (e.g.
implementations are not complete) in critical ways - that the technology
should not be used in a baseline.   We should also confirm this. 


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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Gez Lemon
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 7:59 AM
To: Christophe Strobbe
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Baselines: how specific?

Hi Christophe,

On 14/03/06, Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be> wrote:
How specific should a baseline definition be?

That's a good question. I've assumed that the baseline was about technology,
and not the features of the technology. For example, specifying HTML in the
baseline presumably covers features such as object, link, longdesc, etc,
even though they may be partially supported or poorly implemented. The media
for the object might be another technology in its own right, but I wouldn't
have thought of specifying the object element itself in the baseline.

Best regards,


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