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Re: SC for user agent dependence

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:35:03 +0100
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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On 26/07/2017 19:18, Repsher, Stephen J wrote:
> I thought a little more about the recent CFC which passed to add a note 
> to the “Full Page” conformance requirement.  I realized that we probably 
> do need a success criterion in addition to this note in order to fully 
> address user needs.
> The issue fixed by the added note makes it clear that all versions of 
> the page that have a programmatic dependence need to conform in order 
> for the “full page” to conform.  However, what if those different 
> versions have significantly different content or functionality?  Taking 
> extreme examples:
> 1.I display “Sorry, your viewport needs to be at least X by Y to use 
> this app” instead of the working app itself to small screens

This would fail (if accepted) the new SC for Orientation 

> 2.I display “You need to be using Internet Explorer to perform this 
> function”

This would affect all users. Not just users with disabilities. So it's 
not a concern of WCAG I'd say.

Patrick H. Lauke

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