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Re: Is Java Web Start covered by WCAG?

From: Gregg Vanderheiden RTF <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:48:26 +0200
Message-ID: <1265793748192337895@unknownmsgid>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>, James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Can't quite tell from your description. If it is downloaded and
installed and then run it is not the web application.

If when it is run it uses HTTP to get its content then it is web
content. What is download it is simply a special user agent.

>From your description it isn't quite clear which of the two cases it is

Gregg



> On Apr 26, 2017, at 8:45 PM, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello Everyone,
>
> James asked on Oracle's Adapting Text comment [1] if Java Web Start
> [2] [3] is covered by WCAG.  He said, "The application is started from
> a URL and the application is downloaded, installed updated and run
> directly when clicking on a URL in a web page."
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Kindest Regards,
> Laura
>
> [1] https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/222#issuecomment-297476165
> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Web_Start
> [3] https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_webstart.xml
>
> --
> Laura L. Carlson
>
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