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From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 12:45:57 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A03318057@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:
> John Foliot wrote:
> The WAI, WCAG, etc. is concerned about making *HTML based
> content* universally accessible.  Period.

John, can you clarify a bit here?  I'm not 100% certain whether you are
suggesting that WAI/WCAG are currently just concerned with HTML-based
content or if they _should_ only be concerned with doing this.

Accessible or not yet, there is more to the web than HTML.  If someone
develops "foo", a large portion of the computer world goes along with it
despite accessibility issues, and HTML falls to the wayside, the
WAI/WCAG needs to be there. 

I agree with Andrew.  One of the key requirements for WCAG 2.0 is that
the guidelines and success criteria be applicable across a broad range
of technologies used to create Web content, including but certainly not
limited to HTML.

John Slatin
Received on Thursday, 19 August 2004 17:45:59 UTC

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