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Re: Backoffice: must conform to WCAG?

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@annotea.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 13:15:29 -0500
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To: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>, jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au
Cc: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

I think most of the data will end up to be presented to the humans in one 
way or the other even when it goes through some intermediate processing by 
the machines.

It is good to keep accessibility in mind when storing, retrieving and 
processing data. In that way we can make sure that when the data is 
presented for the users it has a better chance to be accessible.


At 08:29 PM 3/23/2004 -0800, Matt May wrote:

>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
>>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.
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-20040311/#overview-design- principles
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