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Some questions as to WCAG interpretation [was: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: On-line course on accessible web design]

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 17:14:32 +0100 (CET)
Message-Id: <200401211614.i0LGEWh6004337@asterix.andreasen.se>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

  I'd like to take the opportunity to thank Jon Gunderson for making
  available to us course material sorely needed. Thankyou.

  I'd also like to spend a moment asking whether some of the experts on
  this list could help me understand a few points regarding the WAI

  On the documents referenced from


  we can find a small icon that seems to indicate compliance with WAI
  WCAG 1.0 level 'AAA'. However, I am at a loss. Far be it from me to
  question a learned institution but:

    * I cannot find any ABBR for abbreviations. Is this not a
      requirement of 'AAA' (4.2) ?

    * Whilst I might be mistaken, it seems that the documents use tables
      to implement layout. Is it wrong to interpret checkpoint 3.3 to
      say that stylesheets should be used. Is it possible to achieve
      'AA' or 'AAA' whilst using tables ?

    * I notice that many collections of links are implemented using the
      DL list - how does this work in relation to checkpoint 3.6 ? The
      same question is one I must as regarding the information on
      meeting time and dates - is a phone-number really a definition of
      Jon Gunderson ?

    * Even though these documents do seem to be part of a collection
      themselves, the LINK element is one I can't find. Have I
      misunderstood checkpoint 13.9 ?

    * When using tables to implement layout, I thought that checkpoint
      3.4 was clear on avoiding absolute values in attributes, yet I see
      several table cells set to over 550 pixels width. May I ask for a
      clearification on how to interpret 3.4 ?

    * I could not find any terse abbreviations on, for instance, the
      course schedule material. I fear I might have misunderstood
      checkpoint 5.6 which seem to require that. Can someone help ?

    * A related checkpoint - or so I believe - is 5.1, which says to use
      THEAD and TBODY to group rows. Have I missed something here ?

  A little help with understanding these issues would be hugely

 -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
   tina@greytower.net                http://www.greytower.net/
   [+46] 0708 557 905
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