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Suggest we reverse my proposal for the conformance note on breakpoints

From: David MacDonald <david@can-adapt.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 13:53:22 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAdDpDaM3mmTb2vuY-Ynu=7cjWfOi6KRT0PQ4WjRP9A2i5zn4Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
On today's call (may 1 , 2018) we talked a lot about reflow, text size and
and conformance breakpoints. I was the origin of the of the conformance
note proposal <https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/19>.

My position at the time was that WCAG 2.0 is already being interpreted to
include mobile breakpoints so that it was not a change change, just a

One of the disadvantages of working in separate task forces is that there
can be overlap. Currently the Reflow Text SC overlaps a lot with this, and
it solves the problem I was trying to solve with this conformance note.

My concern now is that we're now explicitly requiring testing at every
break point AND at 320 px. That is a lot of testing a lot of overlap and it
could increase liability for both testing companies and companies obligated
to meet WCAG.

So my recommendation is that we remove the note. In issue #19
<https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/19> I make it clear that it is not
extending the requirements of WCAG 2.0 so it would not be a substantive
It's in the section under full pages and it reads

NOTE New A full page includes each variation of the page that is
automatically presented by the page for various screen sizes (e.g.
variations in a responsive Web page). Each of these variations needs to
conform (or needs to have a conforming alternate version) in order for the
entire page to conform.

David MacDonald

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