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Re: Must "technologies being used" be in a SC's text, if that SC has support in 2 technologies?

From: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:43:16 -0400
Cc: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>, Stephen Repsher <stephen.j.repsher@boeing.com>, To Henry <shawn@w3.org>, Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>, Glenda Sims <glenda.sims@deque.com>, Jason J White <jjwhite@ets.org>, "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
We need to be careful that we don’t write the guidelines to only apply for today. We want to write guidelines that will apply for the future as well.

So, I don’t think that we can drop the phrase because it works with technologies today if we know there is a revolution coming. And there is a revolution coming including 3-D immersive etc.

Also there are a lot of pages that still use legacy technologies. We need to  recognize them as well.

As to what technologies there are out there today, I’m not the expert on that. I just posted another message just before this asking that question.

Gregg C Vanderheiden

> On Apr 24, 2017, at 8:46 AM, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Gregg and all,
> On 4/24/17, Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu> wrote:
>> So I agree — stick to web content
>> I don’t think we should be making judgements outside of web content
> This gets us back to the question Alastair previously asked [7], "Can
> we define those for 2017? HTML etc., yes. PDF, yes. What else would
> you call a 'major web technology' today?"
> Gregg, what is the list of Web technologies that must be supported
> beyond HTML and PDF?
> I presume that if that list was supported, it would enable us to
> remove the "technologies being used" clause. Correct? In other words,
> what technologies are we missing?
> Thank you.
> Kindest Regards,
> Laura
> [7] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2017AprJun/0270.html
> -- 
> Laura L. Carlson
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