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Re: Potential clarification of Web Content/User Agent

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:33:23 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAdDpDYiTsz10dsXbjBnZyjwjxUhouEegcAJnQv8fxZH_K3Otw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
The thinking on Flash was that it ran in a browser and using a plugin and
therefor was web content.




(Note: Silverlight didn't exist until after the bulk of WCAG was written...
I think it started to show up late 2007)

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On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 5:52 AM, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
wrote:

> Patrick wrote:
> >  If that was the original intent even in WCAG 2.0, this would be an
> editorial change, rather than a substantive change, that should be easy to
> incorporate into WCAG 2.1?
>
> That seems reasonable.
>
> My original intent in asking this was to see if anyone mentioned Flash or
> Silverlight. Crickets on that…
>
> My suggestion for what we consider for 2.1 is: are there people prepared
> to write techniques for a technology?
>
> I.e. We can’t be held hostage by a defunct technology that isn’t being
> updated and has no-one available to contribute techniques.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -Alastair
>
>
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