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

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:16:16 +0000
To: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
CC: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.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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> Hmmm.   If it is the right language - we should not shirk from it.   if it is not - or there is better language then we should use the better language.   But we need to create good solid SC.

No, but in terms of language communicating what we mean effectively, this isn’t it. If all the relevant formats support it, then we don’t need it either.

> Oh you miss the meaning of   “if technology supports it”.   For example,   if PDF supports it.     or  IF SVG supports it.

All the current ‘major’ ones I listed do, so we don’t need to say that, depending on the next point:

> Those out there consulting and evaluating — are HTML/CSS/JS/SVG & PDF   the only technologies being use to create websites these days?    Also, Is EPUB  directly viewable from browsers  (current or future)?

Well, that includes me (consulting & evaluating), and the formats we receive for reviews are (ordered by popularity):

-       HTML stack (inc CSS/JS/SVG),

-       Mobile apps,

-       PDF, and

-       ePub. (Accessible in a browser with a plugin, but that is unusual at the moment).

Flash and Silverlight haven’t figured for a long time and, as I noted before, Flash is being actively blocked by default browsers [1].

Does anyone else get different things that you would consider ‘web content’?



1] https://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2016/08/chrome-starts-retiring-flash-in-favour-of-html5/

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