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RE: perhaps remove the requirement for validity completely!

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 22:42:17 -0500
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B016D3BDC@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Gez wrote:

We? I feel excluded. Has everyone agreed on this, or this an
inner-circle we?

I'm sorry you feel excluded.  The "we" here refers to participants in
the WCAG Working Group, and in particular those who were able to attend
the face to face meeting in Brussels last week.  As stated prior to that
meeting, any resolutions adopted at the face to face meeting are have
been sent to the WCAG mailing list for discussion, and will be reviewed
again at this Thursday's teleconference/meeting of the Working Group. If
participants in good standing accept the proposal, it will be included
in the new public Working Draft to be published on 30 June. If the
Working Group does not reach consensus, the 30 June draft will include
an Editorial Note describing the issues and requesting feedback from the
Web community.

The Working Group is grateful for the extended discussion of this issue
over the past several days, which has come both from participants in the
Working Group and from people in the Web community who are passionately
interested in and committed to making the Web more accessible.

The only "foregone conclusion" is that we will publish a new public
working draft on 30 June.
I recognize that this particular issue is extremely important.  However,
there are 12 other guidelines and more than 60 success criteria. The Web
community would be well served by responses to other guidelines and
success criteria in the proposed draft as well.

Thanks again for all the energy and thought devoted to this important


"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
FAC 248C 
1 University Station G9600 
Austin, TX 78712 
ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
Web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility 

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Gez Lemon
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:36 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: perhaps remove the requirement for validity completely!

On 21/06/05, David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca> wrote:
> The only reason we have it in at P2 (rather than leaving it to the

We? I feel excluded. Has everyone agreed on this, or this an
inner-circle we?

It's clear there is no point in continuing to debate this issue. Any
serious points are ignored, and I think you're right in that this issue
is a foregone conclusion.

Best regards,


Supplement your vitamins
Received on Wednesday, 22 June 2005 03:42:32 UTC

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