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RE: Usefulness of compliance section in Web Accessible Mobile document

From: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:50:48 -0000
Message-ID: <C8FFD98530207F40BD8D2CAD608B50B4B88589@mtldsvr01.DotMobi.local>
To: "Sean Owen" <srowen@google.com>
Cc: "Phil Archer" <parcher@icra.org>, "MWI BPWG Public" <public-bpwg@w3.org>, "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

No I don't think we are quite answering the same thing.

Firstly I think there is the notion of compliance to Best Practices,
though the notion of compliance to mobileOK is much more hard edged.

Secondly there is value in stating that compliance with the Best
Practices produces accessibility benefits that do not assist with
complicance [because they have been dropped as untestable in WCAG 2.0,
or for any other reason]

Thirdly, there's likely to be benefit the other way round too, i.e.
compliance with WCAG 2.0 is likely to have mobility benefits that are
not spelled out in the best practices (because we determined that the
benefits they bring are not specifically mobile enough, for example).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Owen [mailto:srowen@google.com]
> Sent: 19 February 2008 14:41
> To: Jo Rabin
> Cc: Phil Archer; MWI BPWG Public; EOWG
> Subject: Re: Usefulness of compliance section in Web Accessible Mobile
> document
> To be sure we're answering the same question -- seems like the
> question was not whether following BPs or mobileOK improves your
> compliance with WCAG, but whether we should have a notion of what is
> recommended, beyond what is necessary for compliance, with Best
> Practices. My assertion is that Best Practices can include all these
> elements and that there is no notion of compliance with BPs. Some
> subset of what is in BPs will be translated into mobileOK, for which
> there is a clear notion of compliance. Done.
> On Feb 19, 2008 7:33 AM, Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi> wrote:
> > >From our reading of the document over the last couple of BP
meetings it
> > seems that there is a very substantial number that are noted as
> > improving accessibility, though they don't improve your prospects of
> > compliance. The overall conclusion I draw is that following Mobile
> > Best Practice in general improves accessibility and to some more
> > extent improves your chances of conformance. So like Phil, I agree
> > this should be spelled out.
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