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Re: Issue 324: Proposal for revised checkpoint 6.2

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 10:33:01 -0500
Message-ID: <008501c070e3$76a6bda0$2cf60141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>, "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
as I originall read this it was for ui as well as content.  It seems
that it is only for content as Ian Pointed out to me so that being the
case, I'm not sure we can require p2.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
To: "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Sent: December 28, 2000 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: Issue 324: Proposal for revised checkpoint 6.2


Ian,
I like the new checkpoint.  How do you feel about making the
requirement to
conform to WCAG 1.0 at a P2 requirement.  I would use the same
argument for
P2 as the group used to make documentation conformance a P2 level.

Jon


At 01:50 PM 12/27/2000 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Hello,
>
>Per my action from the 16 November face-to-face meeting [1],
>please consider this proposed change to checkpoint 6.2.
>
> >From the 23 October draft [2]:
>
>   6.2 Use and conform to W3C Recommendations when they are
>       available and appropriate for a task. [Priority 2]
>
>       Note: For instance, for markup, conform to HTML 4 [HTML4],
XHTML
>       1.0 [XHTML10], or XML 1.0 [XML]. For style sheets, conform to
>       CSS ([CSS1], [CSS2]). For mathematics, conform to MathML
>       [MATHML]. For synchronized multimedia, implement SMIL 1.0
>       [SMIL]. For information about programmatic access to HTML and
>       XML content, refer to guideline 5. User agents may conform to
>       other specifications in addition to those required by this
>       checkpoint. For reasons of backward compatibility, user agents
>       should continue to implement deprecated features of
>       specifications. Information about deprecated language features
>       is generally part of the language's specification.
>
>The discussion points at the face-to-face meeting were
>the following:
>
>1) It's a P2 issue to implement W3C specifications, or if
>    you don't, implement formats that allow conformance to
>    WCAG 1.0 (at any level of conformance).
>
>2) It's a P2 issue to conform to a spec, not just
>    to implement it incompletely.
>
>3) It's important to support deprecated features, but
>    this will not a requirement of UAAG 1.0 (per our resolution).
>
>4) It's important to implement the latest version,
>    but developers should consider supporting the version that
>    has the latest accessibility features. [This is for Techniques]
>
>5) One reviewer requested a clearer statement of
>    what "available" means.
>
>Putting these together:
>
><NEW>
>   6.2 Use and conform to either (1) W3C Recommendations when they
are
>       available and appropriate for a task, or (2) non-W3C
>       specifications that enable the creation of content that
>       conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
>       [WCAG10] at any conformance level. [Priority 2]
>
>       Note: For instance, for markup, conform to HTML 4 [HTML4],
XHTML
>       1.0 [XHTML10], or XML 1.0 [XML]. For style sheets, conform to
>       CSS ([CSS1], [CSS2]). For mathematics, conform to MathML
>       [MATHML]. For synchronized multimedia, implement SMIL 1.0
>       [SMIL]. A specification is considered "available" if it is
>       published (e.g., as a W3C Recommendation) in time for
>       integration into a user agent's development cycle.
></NEW>
>
>For the techniques (in addition to other points):
>
>1) For reasons of backward compatibility, user agents should continue
>to implement deprecated features of specifications. Information about
>deprecated language features is generally part of the language's
>specification.
>
>2) If more than one version or level of a specification is
appropriate
>for a particular task, user agents are encouraged to conform to the
>latest version. However, developers should consider implementing the
>version that best supports accessibility, even if this is not the
>latest version.
>
>  - Ian
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/11/minutes-20001116#issue-324
>[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-UAAG10-20001023/
>
>--
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
>Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
>Cell:                        +1 917 450-8783

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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