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Conformance of community-contributed information

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 01:38:06 +1100
To: "public-comments-wcag20@w3.org" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s1gyxssfwxe0ny@maggie-mccathie-neviles-computer.local>

The conformance section in the current draft says that the idea of  
allowing a conformance claim based on the conformance of the tools used to  
ATAG is under consideration.

This is preposterous. Given that an ATAG tool cannot force content to meet  
any conformance level, there is no guarantee that the content generated  
meets WCAG requirements, and it should therefore not be acceptable to  
claim conformance. If WCAG conformance claims are to be any use in the  
real world, they must at least be a reliable indicator of content  
conformance to known requirements.



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