Re: CFC - Response to issue 598: Exit criteria technology-specific?


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick

Call For Consensus — ends Tuesday January 17th at 1:30am Boston time.

The Working Group has discussed responses to the following issue:
598: (

Response to Issue 598:

The response is: “Thank you for the comment. We intend to include PDF documents in the implementations for review. PDF documents can satisfy the WCAG definition for "web page", which is: "a non-embedded resource obtained from a single URI using HTTP plus any other resources that are used in the rendering or intended to be rendered together with it by a user agent". This is the same reasoning used to include techniques for PDF for WCAG 2.0 in the past, and we will be looking to offer PDF techniques for WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria as well.”

If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have not been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not being able to live with” this decision, please let the group know before the CfC deadline.


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility

Received on Monday, 15 January 2018 09:45:12 UTC