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Re: Equivalence of content of noembed element not explicitly checked

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:27:34 -0700
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To: fischer@dias.de
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 5:35 AM, <noreply@w3.org> wrote:

> Name: Detlev Fischer
> Email: fischer@dias.de
> Affiliation: DIAS GmbH
> Document: TD
> Item Number: H46
> Part of Item: Applicability
> Comment Type: technical
> Summary of Issue: Equivalence of content of noembed element not explicitly
> checked
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> To test if noembed fulfils its purpose, a test for the equivalence of
> content inside the noembed element is necessary
> Proposed Change:
> Add:
> 3. Check if the content of the noembed element is an adequate alternative
> for the non-text content it replaces.
> (#1 or #2) and #3 are true.
> ==============================
Response from the Working Group
“Adequate” is not a testable term. We have made a decision not to use any
subjective terms like “adequate” in any of our tests because it makes them
no longer objective. It is unfortunate but the tests must be objective to
have the inter-rater reliability needed to be considered testable

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 Wednesday, 23 March 2011 23:28:03 UTC

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