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Re: Accessibility of Java Applets

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 21:31:45 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200407272031.i6RKVj900447@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

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> Can Java Applets running inside of the browser comply with WCAG 1.0?

Not fully, as they violate the rule about using W3C technologies.

And in practice, they don't meet more subjective standards in that,
even if a VM is installed, they don't normally have accessibility
interfaces.

Note that you cannot assume that a VM will exist on recently distributed
Microsoft systems as Sun forced Microsoft to withdraw Microsoft's 
virtual machine (it is available only as upgrades to systems on which it
is already installed).

Anyone who wants to use Java on a new system has to fetch it from Sun.
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 2004 16:50:36 UTC

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