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Re: PROPOSAL: Minimum requirements for checkpoint 2.3 on alternative equivalents

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 11:57:26 -0400
Message-ID: <393687E6.38D9F6FC@clark.net>
CC: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
This has a good exception rule in it which triggered a rather late thought
in me.  should content that augments media such as caption or text streaming
or audio description not be considered augmentative content rather than
alternative content?  I know, too late in the cycle for now but perhaps
something to ponder for the wai in the future?  
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> Checkpoint 2.3 If content available in a viewport has equivalent
> alternatives, provide easy access in context to the alternatives. [Priority 1]
> Minimum requirement:
> Alternative equivalents should be rendered as additional content.  The user
> agent can render both the primary and alternative equivalent together or
> can substitute the alternative equivalent for the primary content and
> therefore only rendering the alternative equivalent to satisfy the minimum
> requirement.  Note: The exception to this minimum requirement is for
> multi-media checkpoints that require the option for simultaneous rendering
> of primary and alternative equivalent content.
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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