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RE: Requirements survey tasks from AG WG call

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:40:53 +0000
To: Shawn Lauriat <lauriat@google.com>
CC: Silver Task Force <public-silver@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DBBPR09MB3045D621BA8AF9CA58A92847B9230@DBBPR09MB3045.eurprd09.prod.outlook.com>
Hi Shawn,

> Would you or someone else in the conversation mind adding a summary of what this means?

It’s in my comment in the survey, sorry, we got to it just after you had to drop off the call:

It is closely tied to conformance, so I wasn’t asking for a “requirement” as such, but a mention somewhere that, given the new ways to test/measure, there is support for a variety of organisations (large & small) to applying it.

For the author responsibility bit, adding to my survey comment: because we’re adding user-agent & tools aspects, it opens up the possibility that someone could claim conformance based on assumptions about user agents.

E.g. I’ll claim I’ve passed ‘focus visible’ due to the assumed user-agent support, after all, there is a user-agent method for that guideline. However, the guidelines could (and JF will say should) make it clear that the author is responsible for that.

Reflecting a little more, I think that probably fits within the WCAG 2.0 requirement of “Ensure that the conformance requirements are clear”. That is mentioned, however, that has been reduced to two words and perhaps people (like me) have forgotten the details of the 2.0 requirements<https://www.w3.org/TR/wcag2-req/>?

Are we supposed to take those in full where they are referenced? E.g. clear conformance includes: “Resolve the relationship between user agent support and author supplied content (cross-platform and backwards compatibility issues).”

That covers what I was thinking of, but probably not in ideal terms for Silver…



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