Re: CFC - Move WCAG 2.2 to Candidate Recommendation (Take 2)

Hi Caryn,

We’re currently establishing if we have consensus for moving WCAG 2.2 to Candidate Recommendation.

As part of the next stage we will be documenting implementation experience (i.e. testing the new SCs with live websites). Focus Appearance has been marked at risk primarily because of the complexity aspect.

I wouldn’t characterise it as ‘working on’ Focus Appearance as the SC text wouldn’t change except for (maybe) small editorial updates. However, we can test & discuss the feasibility of the SC and update the understanding document.

As this CfC is for transition to Candidate Recommendation, a -1 to the transition constitutes a Formal Objection. Please let us know if you are Formally Objecting to publishing a Candidate Recommendation.

Kind regards,


From: Pagel, Caryn (TR Product) <>
Date: Monday, 29 August 2022 at 19:41
To: Joseph Yang <>, Alastair Campbell <>, WCAG list ( <>
Subject: Re: CFC - Move WCAG 2.2 to Candidate Recommendation (Take 2)
-1 or 0. It's not clear to me what the correct way to vote is when my only objections are for 2.411 and it's marked at risk. If I'm voting on 2.2 as a whole, including 2.4.11 as is, my vote is -1. If I'm voting on 2.2, but 2.4.11 will continue to be worked on, than my vote is 0.

2.4.11 concerns:

  *   As it's written today, it is too difficult for most people to understand. Designers, developers, testers and accessibility specialists may not know how to apply this SC their work. This statement is based on an internal survey we conducted at Thomson Reuters.
  *   I agree with others that the browser default should be named specifically as an exception.

Caryn Pagel
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I agree with Melanie and Wilco’s concerns

From: Alastair Campbell <>
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 10:21 AM
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Subject: CFC - Move WCAG 2.2 to Candidate Recommendation (Take 2)

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Hi everyone,

Call for Consensus – ends Tuesday August 30th at 2pm Boston time (a shorter time as this is take 2).

The Working Group has approved CFCs for all new normative content in WCAG 2.2 and it is ready to move to Candidate Recommendation.

The draft is at<*new-features-in-wcag-2-2__;Iw!!N4vogdjhuJM!BTUBzaGzxkT4grvLbMvLMK8W0-LI5HvwbP4-ypZHnsPMmEpKMOEAd80PvZKH_yDT-H9qPu6zCJVrVrJd1MfH5bX2$>

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.

An outline of changes since the last CFC is below.

  *   Several (proposed) WCAG 2.1/2.0 errata have been tackled. We also agreed to re-publish WCAG 2.1 so the errata will show up in the main spec, and we can tackle more of them before re-publication.

  *   The Flash provisions have been updated.

  *   The exception for Accessibility Authentication has been changed as part of the re-structuring (no change to meaning/requirement).<*accessible-authentication-no-exception__;Iw!!N4vogdjhuJM!BTUBzaGzxkT4grvLbMvLMK8W0-LI5HvwbP4-ypZHnsPMmEpKMOEAd80PvZKH_yDT-H9qPu6zCJVrVrJd1PcQ0kmp$>

  *   Focus appearance:

     *   The first line was updated to address the ‘persistence’ objection.
     *   The sub-components aspect was updated.
     *   The SC will be marked at risk due to complexity.
     *   We have added a note on interpreting the visual aspect for sizing, we’re just narrowing down the wording/terms on that currently.
     *   The user-agent survey was very balanced, so checking previous results on the same topic the chairs interpret the consensus view is to use the current exceptions, status quo.

  *   Focus obscured: No change to the SC, but we are planning to add a cross-reference in the understanding document to focus-appearance for semi-opaque scenarios.

Received on Tuesday, 30 August 2022 12:31:38 UTC