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Re: Mechanism Disclaimer

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:14:23 -0500
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To: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
+1 to the way I remember it

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On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:44 PM, Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
wrote:

> we used default or free   in WCAG 2.0
>
> Actually we used default   or    free and widely know    — but essentially
> that is all there was at that time.
>
> g
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> Gregg C Vanderheiden
> greggvan@umd.edu
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> > On Jan 26, 2017, at 3:13 PM, Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
> wrote:
> >
> > On 26/01/2017 18:41, Gregg C Vanderheiden wrote:
> >> that is why we worded it the way we did.    For an INTRAnet - the
> >> Authors (company) need to make it work with their browsers- and if
> >> that means giving special browser to some - then that is on them.
> >>
> >> but for public sites - they need to make it work with the browsers
> >> that the public is expected to have — and this is the default or free
> >> browsers.   At least that was the decision of the WCAG 2.0 WG.
> >
> > Here you say "default OR free". In the previous message, you said "the
> default were particularly important since there are many places where
> people are only allowed to use the default browsers" which led me to
> believe you meant it always MUST work in those default browsers too.
> >
> > If "default OR free", I have no concerns. But if there IS an imperative
> that it MUST work if the user only has access to the default browser, and
> particularly if the assumption is they can't install extra extensions/make
> drastic changes to the settings since they're in public, then that will be
> problematic for certain things that I'm seeing proposed (for instance, it
> would be unlikely for a user on a public machine with only default browser
> to install their own custom stylesheet, or to rely on an extension to
> inject custom styles, as is/was being discussed in the LV side of some
> proposed SCs)
> >
> > P
> > --
> > Patrick H. Lauke
> >
> > www.splintered.co.uk | https://github.com/patrickhlauke
> > http://flickr.com/photos/redux/ | http://redux.deviantart.com
> > twitter: @patrick_h_lauke | skype: patrick_h_lauke
> >
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