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Re: Already out of date ( LC-2844)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:45:58 +0000
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To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
 Dear John Foliot ,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the Techniques
for WCAG 2.0 published on 5 Sep 2013. Thank you for having taken the time
to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before 22 October
2013. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific
solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If such a
consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to raise a
formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during the
transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation


For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/E1VF882-00073h-0Y@nelson.w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20130905/


Your comment on WAI-ARIA Technology Notes:
> The section "User Agent Support for WAI-ARIA" is woefully out of date,
> and incomplete. FF3? I'm using FF20. IE8? IE11 is in Beta. What of
> Chrome? Safari? (Opera? Yandex?) - and what about mobile? Not trying to
> be overly critical here friends, but this hurts rather than helps IMHO.
> Proposed Change:
> 1) Date-stamp any specific mention of User-Agents (and AT): ie. at Sept.
> 1, 2013 the support for...
> 2) Perhaps instead of entrenching this into the document, make that
> support chart a stand-alone document that is even more "living" than
> this. Perhaps Steve's http://html5accessibility.com/ gets rolled
> in-house and referenced instead?

Working Group Resolution (LC-2844):
Thanks for the comment, your feedback is very useful. We agree about the
need to better 'time stamp' the user agent support notes so we can track
progress as we develop techniques.

For techniques, including ARIA techniques, we intend to combine all user
agent notes into a single document to be available and linked from
individual techniques at the time of publication.  For existing techniques
we are planning to extract all user agent notes from the individual
techniques and combining these into this separate linked resource that can
be more easily updated.  

It is worth noting however, that the user agent support notes are intended
as a snapshot for a given time and are not aggressively updated, although
the working group is investigating ways to crowd-source updates for this
information to help address currency concerns.

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