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Re: [last call, S2] not color only in 8.2

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 11:16:55 -0500
Message-ID: <3A1013F7.D4DBADC2@w3.org>
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Al Gilman wrote:
> 
> This requirement,
> 
> "Do not use color as the only distinguishing factor..."
> 
> does not belong in a note because it is a genuine accessibility concern and it
> is not implied otherwise.
> 
> Notes should only be used to state things that, on rereading the text of the
> checkpoints proper, is required already, but the note re-emphasized what was
> already there.
> 
> Otherwise it needs to move up into the checkpoint, out of the Note category.

Agreed. That's why the checkpoint states:
  "offer at least three rendering options, including colors and fonts"

This guarantees that color alone will not be used. The Note just
backs it up.

 _ Ian


> --
> Usage in headers.  Comments in response to the last call request for comments
> have been classified S1, S2, or E based on the following rough scale:
> 
> S1: Substantive matter of the first (highest) criticality or importance to the
> mission of the document.  The standard set is ineffective, the document is
> self
> contradictory, etc.
> 
> S2: Substantive matter of a somewhat lower criticality.  The document is hard
> to comprehend, does not align well with related WAI documents, etc.
> 
> E: Editorial matters.  Not regarded as substantive.
> 
> Re:
> 
> User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
> 
> W3C Working Draft 23 October 2000
> 
>    This version:
> 
> [9]<http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-UAAG10-20001023>http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/W
> D-UAAG10-20001023

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