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RE: Questions about WCAG 6.3

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 07:38:12 -0400 (EDT)
To: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
cc: joelsanda@yahoo.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0004030734190.18330-100000@tux.w3.org>
Actually, I think that the WCAG group will be looking at just this thorny
question in producing a version 2 of the guidelines - there are some simple
things like making sure there are keyboard equivalents for mouse-based
things, and looking for a better, device-independent model for trigering
scripts in the first place. When WCAG 1.0 was released there were a lot of
users running non javascript-capable browsers - has that changed? Until we
decide that we are not going to support them (and for the moment we are bound
to support them, hence 6.3 as a P1) we will still require that content be
usable without scripts. But we do require that scripts and applets be
directly accessible themselves, so the work on how this is achieved is
important in the framework of the current recommendation.

cheers

Charles McCN

Bruce Bailey wrote:  
  Checkpoint 6.3 cuts hard and sharp and deep.  Do YOU want to try and write
  clear unambiguous guidelines for when JavaScript is accessible and when its
  not?  I wouldn't go near that task with the proverbial ten foot pole!
  

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