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Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft of December, 2007

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 17:20:28 -0700
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To: "Mike Sullivan" <mike.sullivan2@qwest.com>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Dear Mike Sullivan,

Thank you for your comments on the 11 Dec 2007 Last Call Working Draft
of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20071211). The WCAG Working Group
has reviewed all comments received on the December draft. Before we
proceed to implementation, we would like to know whether we have
understood your comments correctly and whether you are satisfied with
our resolutions.

Please review our resolutions for the following comments, and reply to
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Thank you for your time reviewing and sending comments. Though we
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comments are valuable to the development of WCAG 2.0.


Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group

Comment 1: F52: Is "Prior warning" really OK here?
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Feb/0144.html
(Issue ID: 2590)
Original Comment:

The title and body of F52 suggest that opening a new window
immediately onLoad is acceptable if prior warning is given. ("Failure
of Success Criterion 3.2.1 due to opening a new window as soon as a
new page is loaded without prior warning"). However, this is mapped
back to "3.2.1 On Focus", which makes no mention of a prior warning
exception. Since the next criterion, "3.2.2 On Input" does explicitly
give a prior warning exception, I read WCAG2 to be saying change of
context is never allowable "on focus", and only allowable "on input"
if prior warning is given. If this is the correct reading of WCAG2,
then F52 is incorrect in saying that prior warning would allow you to
open a new window when a page loads. If this is an incorrect reading
of WCAG2, then the prior warning exception should be stated explicitly
in SC 3.2.1 as it is in SC 3.2.2.

Proposed Change:

a. Add a "prior warning" clause to SC 3.2.1, or

b. Remove the "prior warning" clause from F52.

Response from Working Group:

We have removed the "prior warning" clause from F52.
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