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Re: Checklists Normative?

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 17:17:23 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.53.0401251714100.20050@mail.veldt.ca>

> On the other hand, saying that something is accessible because it will work
> on just one OS and with one piece of AT is also not appropriate.

That rules out absolutely *anything* WCAG WG wants to custom-craft for
Jaws and IE. Remember that when you spend hours dicking around with
remixable link and heading lists.

Anyway, somebody's gotta be the leader in supporting a feature.  Let's
take an hypothetical scenario with a real-world basis. Arguably only one
browser supports CSS3 text-shadow, and that is Safari. (Theoretically any
KDE engine could do so; that could include OmniWeb.) If we decided
text-shadow were necessary for accessibility-- this is an hypothetical
scenario here; work with me-- would we ban it just because only Safari
could handle it?


  Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
  Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
  <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
Received on Sunday, 25 January 2004 17:19:07 UTC

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