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Re: CFC - Change to SC 2.6.2 Orientation

From: Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:02:37 +0100
Message-ID: <59EA3A3D.3090908@interaccess.ie>
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
CC: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>

As we have received one objection that initiated some useful/substantial 
discussion that indicates further clarification is needed,   this CfC is 
not agreed on as a consensus opinion of the working group.

This decision will be recorded at 



Alastair Campbell wrote:
> -1
> Apologies because I missed the call and perhaps some of the rational, 
> but the proposal:
> "Content is operable in all display orientations *_supported by the 
> user agent_*, except where display orientation is essential".
> This version assumes the author knows what the user agent is, and what 
> it is capable of.
> I thought this approach had come up a few times before and been 
> rejected because that assumption is not always (or ever?) true?
> At the risk of causing SteveRep to want to hit me round the face with 
> a wet fish, would it be a simple case for ‘essential’?
> "Content is operable in all display orientations unless one display 
> orientation is essential."
> Or ‘content is not locked to...’, I’m sure it has been through a few 
> versions but I don’t think referencing the user-agent will work.
> Cheers,
> -Alastair

Joshue O Connor
Director | InterAccess.ie
Received on Friday, 20 October 2017 18:03:19 UTC

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