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Re: Is Java Web Start covered by WCAG?

From: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:32:04 +0200
Cc: "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <207916F0-AA3F-40D1-8B3F-3FC8BD1E553F@umd.edu>
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
the definition of Web Content is in the definition section of WCAG. 

if something meets that definition  - it would be Web Content as per WCAG.

g


Gregg C Vanderheiden
greggvan@umd.edu



> On Apr 26, 2017, at 8:56 PM, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:
> 
>> If when it is run it uses HTTP to get its content then it is web content. What is download it is simply a special user agent.
> 
> A lot of things can be sent via HTTP.  Remote Desktop can be run over HTTP -- through a special user agent.  This definition might include a lot of things we haven't considered.  PhoneGap wraps web content that uses HTTP.  So does that make PhoneGap a user agent?
> 
> Jonathan
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> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gregg Vanderheiden RTF [mailto:gregg@raisingthefloor.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:48 PM
> To: Laura Carlson
> Cc: w3c-waI-gl@w3. org; public-low-vision-a11y-tf; James Nurthen
> Subject: Re: Is Java Web Start covered by WCAG?
> 
> Can't quite tell from your description. If it is downloaded and installed and then run it is not the web application.
> 
> If when it is run it uses HTTP to get its content then it is web content. What is download it is simply a special user agent.
> 
>> From your description it isn't quite clear which of the two cases it is
> 
> Gregg
> 
> 
> 
>> On Apr 26, 2017, at 8:45 PM, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hello Everyone,
>> 
>> James asked on Oracle's Adapting Text comment [1] if Java Web Start 
>> [2] [3] is covered by WCAG.  He said, "The application is started from 
>> a URL and the application is downloaded, installed updated and run 
>> directly when clicking on a URL in a web page."
>> 
>> Thoughts?
>> 
>> Thank you.
>> 
>> Kindest Regards,
>> Laura
>> 
>> [1] https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/222#issuecomment-297476165
>> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Web_Start
>> [3] https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_webstart.xml
>> 
>> --
>> Laura L. Carlson
>> 
> 
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