Re: Important - we need consensus on what is sufficient support

Hi Leonie

If I understand you correctly having two browser extensions for different popular browsers would address the need for interoperability for each feature that is supported.
Is that correct? 

All the best

Lisa Seeman

LinkedIn, Twitter

---- On Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:08:11 +0200 Léonie Watson<> wrote ---- 

It is my understanding that each feature of the specification needs to 
conform to the interoperability requirements of the W3C Process [1]. 
This generally means that there are independent and publicly available 
UAs that implement each feature of the spec. The accepted minimum is two 
implementations for each feature. 
For example: the ARIA specifications use accessibility APIs (which are 
supported in browsers) as the basis for interoperability. The HTML spec 
uses browsers as its primary means of demonstrating interoperability. 
So websites and apps that implement a particular feature/solution are 
not valid implementations in this context, but browsers, browser 
extensions and other publicly available UAs are. 
@LeonieWatson Carpe diem 
On 06/02/2017 20:16, lisa.seeman wrote: 
> Hi Folks 
> We urgently need consensus on what is sufficient support. This will help 
> us know what we can put to pull request and what we need to rewrite (we 
> may need to rewrite for other reasons but that is a diffrent issue) 
> For example for personalization 
> <> (issues #6) we have 
> 1. an editors draft that is reasonably mature of the semantics. 
> (at for now let us 
> assume it will be a working draft by the time WCAG 2.1 gets to CR. 
> 2. An open source script for an implementation that any author can 
> import into their page to enable personalization in any browser) It has 
> some old semantics but it is being refracted now and that should be done 
> by the end of february - see 
> 3. We have volunteers working on a free, open source browser extension 
> for chrome so the user can apply personalization to any page using the 
> semantics - that should be done by the end of march. It would have three 
> personalization skins for different types of users. 
> We also have two industry partners who intend to implement it, but these 
> solutions may be closed. We also have an EU project (SMART4MD) who are 
> designing an APP for people living with dementia who will be compatible 
> with it. (work started over a year ago) 
> What else exactly do we need for the group to feel we met the minimum bar. 
> Note that I am sure we all want a lot more implementations. But it will 
> be easier to get implementations when we are in WCAG. What we need to 
> know is what is the minimum. 
> All the best 
> Lisa Seeman 
> LinkedIn <>, Twitter 
> <> 

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