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From: Gottfried Zimmermann <gzimmermann@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 10:17:31 +0200
To: "'Gregg Vanderheiden'" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004401c6a58b$9fc19920$6600a8c0@ThinkPadR40>
Dear Gregg,
thanks for asking back.  
Clarification: I am suggesting that if there are versions of the page in
multiple languages that there need to be accessible versions in every

-----Original Message-----
From: Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:gv@trace.wisc.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 3:00 AM
To: 'Gottfried Zimmermann'
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

Dear Gottfried,



Your comment below has two suggestions.

Part [2] is clear


But for part [1] - are you suggesting that if there are versions of the page
in three languages that there need to be accessible versions in three
languages?   Or that you only need an accessible version in one language.
Some sentences seem to suggest both points of view.  We wanted to be sure we
understood what you were asking for Part 1. 


Thank you







Comment LC-940

Sort Terms: 
Document: WCAG 2.0 Guidelines
Submitter: Gottfried Zimmermann <gzimmermann@acm.org>     Affiliation:
Invited expert on W3C PF
Comment Type: substantive
Location: ensure-compat
<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/complete.html#ensure-compat>  (4.2.1, 4.2.3)

These success criteria would make a web page with multiple language versions
compliant, with only one version being conformant and the others being
inaccessible. We need to exempt alternative language versions from this
success criterion. This should be mentioned and the definition of "alternate
version(s)" should be amended correspondingly. 

Essence: An accessible page in Korean is not an equivalent alternative for
an inaccessable page in Urdu. 

Proposed Change: 

[1]  Add to 4.2.1 and 4.2.3: "This does not apply to alternate versions
serving different languages." 

[2]  Also, change the definition of "alternate version(s)" to exclude
versions serving different languages, e.g.: "version that provides all of
the same information and functionality in the same natural language and is
as up to date as any non-conformant content".

Status: Proposal from team to be surveyed (proposal).

Working Group Notes: [TEAMA] 
Propose to accept Part 2

Clarify Part 1.   

Resolution Proposed by Individual or Small Group:

Related Issues: 
Assigned To: 
Last Edited: 20060710234116

Edit  <http://www.w3.org/2006/02/lc-comments-tracker/35422/wcag20-lc/940>





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