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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 02:20:27 +0000 (GMT)
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
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Name: Matthew Magain
Email: matt@opinios.com
Affiliation: none
Document: W2
Item Number: Technology assumptions and the 
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: GE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I disagree strongly with the concept of having a baseline. By NOT specifying a minimum technology set of HTML, then site owners are essentially given free range over choosing to only support the technology that they want, regardless of whether any accessible user agent for rendering that technology is in existence. This goes against the grain of the W3C\'s underlying philosophy of making Web content available to anyone. If the W3C want WCAG to be future-proofed, it should encompass existing technologies, and evolve with version 3.0 when new technologies become in use, not pre-empt them through by being ambiguous.

Proposed Change:
That WCAG 2.0 specify HTML as a minimum technology for making information accessible. That existing technologies be incorporated into WCAG using specific guidelines for current user agents.
Received on Friday, 26 May 2006 02:20:45 UTC

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