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Re: Normative in UAAG10 (and other W3C TRs)

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 21:44:29 -0500
Message-ID: <3AB4210D.DF654B78@w3.org>
To: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@ACM.org>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Harvey Bingham wrote:
> 
> Ian Jacobs wrote:
> >First draft of glossary entry:
> >
> >  Normative, Non-normative, Informative
> >
> >    As used in this document, the term "normative" refers to
> >    "that on which the requirements of this document depend
> >    for their most precise statement." What is normative
> >    is required for conformance (though the conformance scheme
> >    of this document allows claimants to exempt certain normative
> >    provisions as long as the claim discloses the exemption).
> 
> Note: Such exemption is justifiable only when there is no intent to provide
> that kind of assistive technology.

I don't think it's a question of "justifiable". Exemptions
are possible through our various mechanisms: applicability,
conformance levels, content type labels, and input modalities.
That's what I intended by "exemption".

 - Ian

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