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Comment LC-1031

From: Gian Sampson-Wild <gian@tkh.com.au>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 23:37:18 +1000
To: "'Loretta Guarino Reid'" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: <public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003601c7b664$cc2610a0$b300a8c0@tkhcomputer>

Comment 12:

Source: http://www.w3.org/mid/000901c69538$2e394450$f4c9b23a@tkhcomputer
(Issue ID: LC-1031)

Baseline - Under "Examples of People and Places setting baselines" it says
baseline includes only technologies supported by "accessible and affordable
user agent(s)". What is the definition of "affordable"? I believe this is
advocating technology preference. For instance, if Microsoft created a
proprietary technology that only worked only on IE, which came bundled with
new versions of Windows, then it could be argued that that proprietary
technology could be included in a baseline. The W3C should not be in the
advocating anything that supports large corporations taking over the web

Proposed Change:

Remove the baseline theory, or allow only UAAG compliant programs in

Response from Working Group:

The conformance section of WCAG2 has been completely rewritten. The term
"baseline" has been replaced by "accessibility-supported Web technologies".
The issue of what it means to be an accessibility-supported Web technology
is addressed in the section "Accessibility Support of Web Technologies" at
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/#accessibility-support .
Response from GSW:
Thank you for addressing my comment.
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