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Re: Note 5 in "conforming alternate version"

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 13:16:02 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0810031316hfd42e7ai632ff0c0c567898b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Makoto Ueki" <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 10:32 AM, WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org> wrote:
> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: JIS Working Group
> Document: W2
> Item Number: Appendix A: Glossary
> Part of Item:
> Comment Type: question
> Summary of Issue: Note 5 in "conforming alternate version"
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> It is difficult for us to interpret Note 5.
> Did Note 5 want to say that the conforming alternative version may be located on the other website which is outside of the scope of conformance?
> Proposed Change:
> Need clarification for translation.

Response from the Working Group
Your interpretation of this note is correct. If, for example, you
included a high resolution photograph of a handwritten historical
document on a page on your site and you referenced a conforming
alternate version located on another site that included an HTML
version of the document you had photographed, you would still be able
to claim conformance for the original page.

We are modifying the note as follows:

Note 5: The conforming alternative version does not need to reside
within the scope of conformance, or even on the same Web site, as long
as it is as freely available as the non-conforming version.

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
Received on Friday, 3 October 2008 20:16:44 UTC

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