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Re: Where's Bobby? Are we left with Cynthia?

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 18:19:09 +0000
Message-ID: <43DA641D.1040600@splintered.co.uk>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Martin Stehle wrote:

>> If one feels the need to display a "badge", aren't WCAG A, AA, And
>> AAA the most informative and "impartial"?
> For who? "Claims are not verified by W3C" you can read on e.g.
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG1AAA-Conformance

And Bobby's badges aren't verified either...only an automated validator 
that can't even guarantee that the most essential priority 1 issues are 
correctly addressed. The W3C badges are at least honest in that they 
don't claim verification.

> And: the scope of the icon? For the whole site? Or for the single
> page?

That's where a site's accessibility statement comes in.

> And: In WCAG there are no test guidelines, so putting the WCAG
> icon is based on a subjective decision.

Bobby's test guidelines are just the same, as the manual checks need to 
still be performed by a human being (subjective decision) before being 
able to put the badge on.

Patrick H. Lauke
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