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Re: Backoffice: must conform to WCAG?

From: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 20:29:32 -0800
Message-Id: <D8CF3919-7D4B-11D8-865F-000393B628BC@w3.org>
Cc: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au

On Mar 19, 2004, at 2:15 AM, Jason White wrote:
> On the other hand, suppose there is a collection of XML data that is
> transferred over the Web, but which is not designed or intended to be
> presented in a user interface. This is the kind of example that is
> usually treated as not being Web content, and to which the guidelines  
> don't
> apply.
> Question: is there a more accurate way of defining or characterizing
> content  which is not designed to appear in a user interface?

Yes. It's in WCAG 2 [1]:

These principles apply only to Web content presented to a human reader.  
A structured database or metadata collection where the data is intended  
for use by another machine, and that requires no interface, lies  
outside the scope of these guidelines.


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