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Re: Compiling a User Agent Guidelines FAQ

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 15:02:41 -0500
Message-ID: <38594561.3A7FB08@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Ian Jacobs wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> When the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines became a
> Recommendation in May 1999, we published a "Fact Sheet" [1]
> (a 20-question FAQ, essentially) with the press release [2].

Some additional ideas for the record:

* My browser doesn't support Java. How does that affect
  conformance? ("applicability" clause).

* Do I have to implement all of the Techniques?
  (No, none of them in fact. They are only suggestions
   and samples)

* Which browsers conform?  (Good question!)

* Does conformance mean that a browser is accessible
  on its own? (The goal of the guidelines is to
  make general purpose UAs accessible. However, many
  users require additional software -- assistive
  technologies -- to furnish some services. The 
  Guidelines have been designed to ensure communication
  between user agents.)

 - Ian


> [1] http://www.w3.org/1999/05/WCAG-REC-fact.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/1999/05/WCAG-RECPressRelease.html
> 
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