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Re: About H27 and H53 for OBJECT tag

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:26:17 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0908281526n16170cd6v57fcdef5fb36c1a7@mail.gmail.com>
To: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Sailesh
Panchang<sailesh.panchang@deque.com> wrote:
> H27: Providing text and non-text alternatives for object
> Applicability
> Documents that load media with the object element, when the media format is
> not an accessibility-supported content technology.
> H53: Using the body of the object element
> Applicability
> Documents that load media with the object element.
> User Agent and Assistive Technology Support Notes
> This technique is not supported well by assistive technologies and
> cross-browser support is irregular.
> Comment:
> It appears from the applicability that H27 is covered by H53. So why not
> merge the two?
> Based on the user agent note following H53, is it alright to include this
> technique as a sufficient technique?
> Thanks,
> Sailesh Panchang
> Accessibility Services Manager (Web and Software)
> Deque Systems Inc. (www.deque.com)
> 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #140,
> Reston VA 20191
> Phone: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)
> E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Response from the Working Group
Thank you for identifying the duplication. We will add example 2 from
H27 into technique H53 and remove technique H27.

Using technique H53 to meet Success Criterion 1.1.1 is sufficient if
it meets the accessibility supported requirement for conformance. The
technique may be accessibility supported in some environments and not
others. Information on accessibility support is available from

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, 28 August 2009 22:27:00 UTC

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