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Re: Validation of Equivalents

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 16:14:44 -0400 (EDT)
To: eric hansen <ehansen@ets.org>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9909141612480.21556-100000@tux.w3.org>
I agree with the conclusion that a claim of conformance includes a claim that
equivalents are valid. I think that in fact there is only ever a claim for
this - there is no test by which it can be absolutely determined that a given
"candidate equivalent" in Eric's terminology is in fact valid, just an
assertion that it is sufficient.

Charles McCN

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, eric hansen wrote:

  It seems to me that any conformance claim implies a claim that equivalents 
  are either validated or validatable. It does not imply that any specific 
  techniques (e.g., Appendix A - Validation) have actually been followed. Of 
  course, use of the techniques may make the claim more easily defensible.
  Eric G. Hansen, Ph.D.
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