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RE: Is Java Web Start covered by WCAG?

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:56:04 +0000
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> 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.

A lot of things can be sent via HTTP.  Remote Desktop can be run over HTTP -- through a special user agent.  This definition might include a lot of things we haven't considered.  PhoneGap wraps web content that uses HTTP.  So does that make PhoneGap a user agent?

Jonathan



-----Original Message-----
From: Gregg Vanderheiden RTF [mailto:gregg@raisingthefloor.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:48 PM
To: Laura Carlson
Cc: w3c-waI-gl@w3. org; public-low-vision-a11y-tf; James Nurthen
Subject: Re: Is Java Web Start covered by WCAG?

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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