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Re: Should validity be P1 or P2? (was RE: summary of resolutions from last 2 days)

From: Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 17:24:23 +0200
Message-ID: <42B83127.9020405@ubaccess.com>
To: "Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
CC: Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Becky, I think your premise hear that the DHTML road map will not be 
valid may be incorrect. The DHTML road map (worked on with IBM and the 
PF working group) is an example of the opposite, where this guideline 
has course the grammars that you need to be published, as an XHTML 
extension. Hence it will conform to formal grammars DTD or Schema- not 
in a long time, but in about a month or two after it was pointed out to 
the team that this was necessary.

See comments in line

Becky wrote:

>    For example, The DHTML roadmap extensions that I and others are working on 
>    are meant to help accessibility. ..
We are

>    working within the W3C to get this new technology fully supported in the 
>    specifications. But, that takes time and until that happens I could not 
>    conform to WCAG 2.0 if the validity requirement was at Level 1.   WCAG 2.0 
>    should not restrict projects that are working to improve accessibility by 
>    including Level 1 requirements that do not always guarantee accessibility. 

As I understand it, because of this WCAG 2.0  requirement, at level 1, 
an XHTML module will be published that conforms to the XHTML  extension 
specification, that will enable all of the functionality of the current 
examples running with firefox. Note: XHTML is modular and easily 
extended - it will take one person a few days  to do so.  In other words 
this requirement  has made your work more useful resulting in the 
grammars being made available to all, and promoting harmonization/unity 
of accessibility techniques and practices.

All the best

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