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RE: "untill user agents" retired?

From: Juan Ulloa <julloa@bcc.ctc.edu>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 07:06:10 -0800
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> I've seen some talk recently that we no longer use "until user
> agents".  On what basis has it been decided that this is retired if
> it has and if there are any that are left, which ones?

You may be referring to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
2.0 working draft [1] which talks about meeting the guidelines to a
government/company/designer baseline [2].  In the WCAG 1.0, the assumed
baseline was HTML and some image formats, with the new guidelines, you
can say that your baseline is HTML and JavaScript 1.2.  If you take a
look at the n the current version of WCAG 2.0 draft or the checklist [3]
that there are many references to a baseline and no reference to "until
user agents".    But note that the WCAG 2.0 are still in a working draft
mode and the 'until users agents' portion hasn't been retired...yet.

[1] WCAG 2.0 working draft introduction:

[2] Baseline questions and answers:

[3] WCAG 2.0 checklist: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/appendixB.html 

Hope this helps,

Juan C. Ulloa
Webmaster, Web Services
Chair, Employee Pluralism Committee
Bellevue Community College
Received on Tuesday, 31 January 2006 15:06:18 UTC

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