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Re: Call for Review: ACT Rules Format 1.0 Final Working Draft

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2018 09:56:00 +0200
To: "Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>, public-wcag-act-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <9e38c3b5-f308-e68f-b46b-8575f54173bf@w3.org>
Many thanks for your comment, Stefan. It has been raised an issue here:
  - https://github.com/w3c/wcag-act/issues/221


On 05/07/2018 09:49, Schnabel, Stefan wrote:
> Section “13. Accessibility Support”:
> “Because of this, ACT Rules are not necessarily applicable in all test 
> scenarios. For instance, a web page that has to work in assistive 
> technologies that have no WAI-ARIA [WAI-ARIA] 
> <https://www.w3.org/TR/act-rules-format/#biblio-wai-aria> support, 
> wouldn’t be tested with an ACT Rule that relies on WAI-ARIA support, 
> since this could lead to false positive results.”
> This is not understandable without further examples or rewording 
> especially what “false positive results” would mean.
> Concealment does not improve things.
> I mean, shouldn’t the rule set actively **encourage** the USE of 
> WAI-ARIA instead of doing protectionism for older AT and user agents?
> Of course, respective rule messaging should be flagged accordingly.
>   * Stefan

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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