Re: Accessible authentication Updates

Hi everyone,

I don’t think we’ve had any concerns about these updates, but I’ll state them concisely here.

Firstly, some fairly editorial updates:

2. Clarify Accessible Authentication by including "remembering user names and passwords" in the SC text #2577

Most people agree with the addition, with a couple of suggestions to put it in parenthesise and include at the AAA level. PR 2609<> has been updated to reflect that.

There was a concern about the term “cognitive function test”, but for want of a better alternative, they could live with it.

Does anyone object to PR 2609<> which adds: (such as remembering a password or solving a puzzle) to both versions?

3. Editorial update to accessible-auth exception #2608

Tobias made a suggestion which several people agreed with (and doesn’t change the meaning), so I’ve updated PR 2608<> to reflect that.

Any objections to that update?

New issue 2

I don’t think there’s a separate issue for it, but in a couple of places people have raised that: identifying content the user has provided to the website could include passwords.

To resolve this, I’m proposing we use “non-text content” in the exception, and remove ‘text’ from the note. This is implemented in PR 2624<>.

Any objections?

Then a more substantial re-structure:

New issue 1

In the thread of Issue 2592<> EricE proposed to re-structure the SC text so it uses bullet-points for the exceptions AND the alternative  & mechanism aspects.

To keep it aligned with the current meaning I suggested it use a structure more like the alt-text SC:

The question at this point is: Do people think that improves the SC and no-one would object?

If anyone objects, we’ll shut-down that approach now rather than take time on it but I couldn’t see a problem with it.

Kind regards,



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Received on Monday, 22 August 2022 09:10:34 UTC