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Re: Proposal for Checkpoint 2.1

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 13:36:48 -0400
Message-ID: <390DC0B0.FFF957C2@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
CC: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> David,
> I think your concern is that some developers may provide a source view and
> say that it is the accessible view of the document, especially for making
> alternative equivalents available to the user.  We have a requirement that
> all viewports be accessible and that alternative equivalents be available
> through any view that shows primary content.  So even through they may
> provide a source view, they need to make other views accessible to conform
> to the UAAG.

We do not have a requirement that "all viewports must be accessible". We
have checkpoints that ensure the accessibility of viewports. 

 - Ian

> Jon
> At 11:50 AM 5/1/00 -0400, David Poehlman wrote:
> >I am concerned about the possible result of the following where the source
> >view is actually used?
> >begin quoted portion:
> > > Note on 2.1a:
> > > 1) The combination of views offered by a user agent must provide access to
> > > all author supplied resources.  A source view is typically one of the views
> > > offered by a user agent, but is not a requirement for satisfying this
> > > checkpoint if resource information is available in the combination of other
> > > views.
> >end of quoted portion
> >
> >with each if there must be an else and even tough a source view would be
> >something if there were nothing else hence the else, I wouldn't call it
> >meeting any requirement under any circumstances.  I know we are trying hard
> >to isolate it out here and I am aware of some of the possible benefits of a
> >source view but for me it has no place in accessability.  I am also aware
> >that we don't want not to be able to get at the source view if for some
> >reason we want or need to access it and that the rule of not hiding anything
> >that should not be hidden should be followed.  I just get the sense here
> >that if one wishes, they can feel comfortable providing a source view
> >because they don't feel like providing other views or alternatives.  a
> >source view is one view it does not stand alone and cannot stand alone as an
> >accessable one.
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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