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Re: How to escalate a false AAA rating report

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 11:11:36 -0700
Message-ID: <39A2C258.83F1280C@gorge.net>
To: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
CC: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
DW:: "Is there any option, when contacting the webmaster fails, for
dealing with a site that claims AAA rating but fails priority 2
checkpoint?"

WL: Probably nothing very satisfactory. HOWEVER, there is hope with the
advent of RDF because we might very well then have a "web of trust" and
even though a site posts a AAA icon anyone interested (and knowing of)
the D. Woolley "truth about accessibility" site can find a believable
list of miscreants abusing the conformance claims' identifier.

Although it is unlikely that W3C/WAI will risk public finger pointing,
there is nothing (except possible libel/slander sorts of things) to
preclude any trusted "authority" from indexing metadata about sites -
especially those who stick their heads high enough to be easily located.
CAST may not want to monitor everybody using their imprimateur, but
others of us might well. 

-- 
Love.
            ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
http://dicomp.pair.com
Received on Tuesday, 22 August 2000 15:09:32 GMT

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