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Re: "Why standards..." change proposal (about:translations)

From: Roberto Castaldo <r.castaldo@iol.it>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 11:51:47 +0100
Message-Id: <HUGM6B$4BEA27B5B319ED6F2AFDB2ABBF606423@libero.it>
To: "achuter" <achuter@teleservicios.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-eo" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Hi Alan,

Alan: 
> Is the initiative only for WAI or is it 
> for W3C in general? If it's only for WAI documents perhaps it won't be 
> sufficient to satisfy legislators.

I think that the translation problem concerns the whole W3C, and all its documents

> However, it is my understanding that here in Spain the law can not require 
> organisations to comply with something that is not a normative standard. 

Correct, also in Italy there is the same situation, but is overlapped by European Parliament decisions; an European Parliament document enforces all members to reach double A; local policies, like the italian one, can refer to EU raccomandations which are considered normative standards.

> It isn't a language problem.

This is a general problem, and Italy or Spain may represent only one of the many situations that can happen all over the "non-english" world; in this vision, language could not be the only problem, but IMHO is the common one.

Best regards,

Roberto Castaldo
IWA/HWG Member
Received on Friday, 12 March 2004 05:52:19 UTC

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