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Re: Can Silver have normative technology specific requirements?

From: Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 12:39:03 +0100
Message-ID: <CAHVyjGPrEPiejKn6j7tLdv0+ciu1VbSRD7syKxbicx7UaYU5xg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Abma, J.D. (Jake)" <Jake.Abma@ing.com>
Cc: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, public-silver@w3.org, "Hall, Charles (DET-MRM)" <Charles.Hall@mrm-mccann.com>
Jake wrote:
> Are the SC not the only normative aspect of WCAG, not the Principles and

WCAG 2 isn't clear on this. On the one hand it says in 5.1 (
https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/#interpreting-normative-requirements) that the
introduction, appendices, examples and all sections marked as
"non-normative" aren't normative. That doesn't include the guidelines and
principles, so in that respect those two are normative.

Unfortunately there is a second interpretation possible. If you look at the
definition of "normative" it says "required for conformance". If you then
look up what is required for conformance, it only includes the success
criteria. Not the principles or guidelines (not even the conformance
section itself).

It's a little weird. I've always just pretended that "normative" definition
doesn't exist. What is and isn't normative has nothing to do with if
something conformance or not.


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