Social Media Buttons

Name: Makoto Ueki
Document: W2
Item Number: Statement of partial conformance - third party content
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: question
Summary of Issue: Social Media Buttons
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Can "Statement of Partial Conformance - Third Party Content" be applied to social media buttons such as "Like!" button and "tweet" button?

In general, scripts and HTML codes are generated and provided by the social media. It is not content that is under the author's control as described in "Statement of Partial Conformance - Third Party Content". When putting these kind of buttons on a web page, authors can't change the scripts and codes.

For example, generated code for "Like!" button of Facebook is:

<button type="submit">
<i class="pluginButtonIcon img sp_plugin-button sx_plugin-button_favblue"></i>

This would fail under SC 4.1.2 as the name for the button can't be programmatically determined.

There is a social media button which uses CSS background image for the button and it fails under SC 1.1.1 as well. However authors can't change it.

This means any web pages which have these social media buttons can't conform to Level A.

I'm wondering if "Statement of Partial Conformance - Third Party Content" can be applied to these cases. 

Proposed Change:
If "Statement of Partial Conformance - Third Party Content" can be applied, please add the information to Understanding document.

Received on Thursday, 10 July 2014 02:20:46 UTC