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Re: compatibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 20:09:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
cc: Robert Neff <robert.neff@uaccessit.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0207172008330.6983-100000@tux.w3.org>

Sure, but I am not sure if that is exactly what you need. (The group has a
matrix of tools that meet or fail checkpoints - it isn't complete, becuase it
is to find out if there are tools that implement them, but those are not the
same requirements as the ones for being able to rely on tools to do the right
thing for WCAG).

Cheers

Chaals

On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, David Poehlman wrote:

>
>would we be able to use the user agent accessibility guidelines to draw
>up a matrix for user agents?
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
>To: "Robert Neff" <robert.neff@uaccessit.com>
>Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 12:10 AM
>Subject: RE: compatibility
>
>
>
>The authoring tool group does ad-hoc reviews of tools - mostly for
>checking
>their own work rather than as a reference:
>http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/2002/tools
>
>The WCAG group tried to produce such a reference but apparently didn't
>have
>the resources to keep it going. (It's real goal was to answer the
>questions
>arising from checkpoints that start "until user agents..." by tracking
>which
>user agents did whatever the checkpoint required.)
>
>There are other groups who produce such matrices. The W3C Quality
>Assurance
>activity may have more information - http://www.w3.org/QA/
>
>cheers
>
>Chaals
>
>On Mon, 15 Jul 2002, Robert Neff wrote:
>[snip]
>>I would like to see a compliance matrix that would be a reference tool
>>developers, managers and professionals could refer.  I would not be
>>opposed to putting an accessibility statement that states "we have
>>designed our site to meet the W3C and 508 requirements, however, here
>is
>>how your web browser or assistive device interprets the guidelines."
>[snip]
>>Does the page authoring tools group have anything like this?
>
>

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