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Re: How to escalate a false AAA rating report

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 23:06:00 -0400 (EDT)
To: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
cc: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008242303250.28299-100000@tux.w3.org>
I (and a few other people) have worked on different things required for
making conformance claims in RDF. If these are made on the web, and are
searchable (there is quite a lot of work being done to make sure this happens
for RDF) then it should become relatively simple to publish a discoverable
counter-claim. The question of whose claim to trust then is of course an
issue, but more a social one than a technical one, in my opinion.

cheers

Charles McCN

On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, William Loughborough wrote:

  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. 
  
  

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