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Re: WCAG2 Q and A about baseline

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 10:18:24 +0000
Message-ID: <439FF170.7060606@hackcraft.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Lynn Alford wrote:
> 
> I've just been reading http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20-baseline.php 
> as part of my 'do I need to make comments on this' work.  I am totally 
> confused by the use of
> 
> Example 1 - Baseline is: HTML 4.01 Transitional
> 
> If the user agent supports this technology, then the content meets WCAG 
> 2.0 at the level the author claims.
> 
> Now why is this "If the user agent supports this technology"?  What 
> would the user agent have to do with whether the content is HTML 4.01 
> transitional?  Surely for testable technologies such as HTML 4.01 
> transitional, then the process would be submit the content to a 
> validator for testing?

I think the claim is that the content will be accessible if viewed using 
such a user-agent, but may not be if the user-agent does not support 
such a level of technology as the content is not fully backwards-compatible.
Received on Wednesday, 14 December 2005 10:11:28 GMT

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