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Legacy content - requirement for conformance to WCAG 2.1?

From: Detlev Fischer <detlev.fischer@testkreis.de>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 18:54:38 +0200 (CEST)
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-Id: <20170518165438.24E8168202C5@dd24924.kasserver.com>
Hi
John made the point on the call that some legislations like the UK refer to the latest version (at any time) of the WCAG standard.

Can someone with knowledge of the UK situation confirm that this really means content providers would have to return to 20 year old legacy content to bring it in line with changed requirements? This seems madness especially when content actually meets WCAG 2.0 now (which I guess won't often be the case).

I guess it would also put a screeching break on many other improvements planned in 2.1 - basically prevent any requirement that would raise the bar above 2.0.
I incredulous that there is no time stamp involved (like: "When you have a relaunch or prepare a new site, use the latest standard").
So I would be happy if someone could punch a hole in that argument :)
Detlev
Received on Thursday, 18 May 2017 16:55:07 UTC

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