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RE: should we have a 2 year refresh cycle or a 4-5 year refresh cycle

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 13:15:42 +0000
To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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From: David MacDonald [mailto:david100@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 9:09 AM

I don't think our stakeholders are expecting new SCs every 2 years. What they want is up to date guidance which can be provided in Techniques which hang off the stable SCs.
[Jason] I doubt that regulators could keep up with such frequent changes to what is supposed to be a stable Web standard built for the long term. This is especially true if they cannot refer, for example, to “WCAG 2.0 or any later version” , a solution which is problematic in that it leaves the legal standard open to modification at any time by an organization that is not part of the government. This may be acceptable in some countries, but I understand that it may not be acceptable everywhere.

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