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[July F2F]] Proposed wording on Conformance and Conformance Claims

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 20:03:54 -0500
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Greetings from Redwood Shores:

Participants in the July 12-13 meeting of the WCAG Working Group reached
consensus on the following items about conformance, and agreed to
propose the wording below for inclusion in the next Working Draft of
WCAG 2.0.



1. Any conformance with WCAG 2.0 requires that all Level 1

success criteria for all guidelines be met.

2. WCAG 2.0 conformance at level A means that all Level 1 success

criteria for all guidelines are met. 

3. WCAG 2.0 conformance at Level AA means that all Level 1 and all

Level 2 success criteria for all guidelines are met

4. WCAG 2.0 conformance at Level AAA means that all Level 1, Level

2, and Level 3 success criteria for all guidelines are met




Conformance claims

1. All conformance claims must include at least the following


a. The version of the guidelines to which the conformance claim is


b. The URI of the authored unit for which the claim is being


(Editor's note: the phrase "authored unit" should be linked to a
glossary definition based on the definition of this term in the Device
Independence Working Group's Glossary of Terms at

http://www.w3.org/TR/di-gloss/ <http://www.w3.org/TR/di-gloss/> ) .

c. The level of conformance being claimed. 

2. The conformance level for an authored unit that contains other
authored units is equal to the lowest conformance level claimed for the
authored unit and any of the units it contains.

Editor's Note #1: A question has been raised as to whether the
information required in items 1(a)-1(c) above should all be transmitted
in the HTTP header or in some other way.

Editor's Note #2: We are currently looking at how to handle unknown or
community-contributed, authored units that are created using an
aggregator supplied tool. If the aggregator-supplied tool conforms to

ATAG, can ATAG conformance be used to imply that the aggregated content
conforms to WCAG?



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