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Re: Compliance Logos

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 19:28:21 +0200
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Hi Shawn,

At 18:30 22/04/2009, Shawn Henry wrote:
>Ryan Jean wrote:
>>When will the new WCAG 2.0 logos come out?
>Hi Ryan,
>The WCAG 2.0 logos are here http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG2-Conformance.html
>You can get to them:
>* from the WCAG Overview <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php>, the 
>"Conformance Logos" link in the navigation
>* from the WAI site map <http://www.w3.org/WAI/sitemap.html>, the 
>"W3C WCAG 2.0 Conformance Logos" link under Guidelines & Techniques

The conformance section in WCAG 2.0 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#conformance>, which is referenced by 
the page at the first of the above links, also states which 
components are required in a conformance claim. In other words, if 
any required component is used, each of the other required components 
must also be used. The logos are a way of stating conformance at a 
certain level, and this fits the description of one of the required 
components of a conformance claim. This means that all of the other 
required components also need to be present, in other words: it is 
inappropriate to use conformance logos in isolation, without a real 
conformance claim. (See the note: "If a conformance logo is used, it 
would constitute a claim and must be accompanied by the required 
components of a conformance claim listed above" below the list of 
required components
<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#conformance-required>.) However, the 
page about conformance logos does not mention this. Would it be 
possible to add this? The WCAG 1.0 conformance logos have been abused 
too much; we should at least make it very obvious how the WCAG 2.0 
should not be used.

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

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