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Re: PDF in WCAG 2

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 14:48:40 -0400
Message-ID: <01c001c4861d$258c1ed0$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I do not disagree here.  If I cannot use it, it's not accessible If the web
switched to svg today, lots of people would be out of business.
Fortunately, there seems to be a good deal of lead time before this happens
and there is already work being done to make svg accessible.  I don't know
what assistive technologies are doing about it though.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: PDF in WCAG 2

>I beg to differ with the statement that the wcag is about the content and
>not the file format or perhaps , they should be.

Well, maybe we'll have to agree to disagree on this one.

If we were talking about SVG instead of PDF would the conversation be any
different?  Are there enough assistive technologies that support SVG? Does
SVG run in Lynx?  SVG is what I loosely consider the W3C version of PDF.
and by the way SVG is specifically listed in WCAG 2.0  But the point is
that the SVG author still needs to make the content follow the principles
in WCAG 2.0.

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