Re: CFC - Removing 4.1.1 Parsing from WCAG 2.2

AG Working Group members,
We have received substantially positive feedback leading up to this CfC (25 +1s) and three objections (represented by
The objections centred on how organizations conform to 2.0/2.1 and try to adopt 2.2, and how external stakeholders (e.g. ISO, EN, 508) would migrate.
The chairs considered this carefully, but the following aspects outweighed those concerns:

  *   A W3C working group is not prevented from changing a new version of a spec because it is different from the old spec.
  *   We have heard from people close to the major known stakeholders, and the timing is positive for ISO and EN.
  *   No one is objecting to the principle of removing the requirement, and the migration aspects are best dealt with by future conversations about updates to 2.0 & 2.1, and informative material in 2.2.
This CfC is agreed as a consensus opinion of the working group.

This decision will be recorded at

Kind regards,

@alastc /<>

From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Thursday, 5 January 2023 at 22:15

Call For Consensus — ends Wednesday January 11th at 6pm Boston time.

This is specifically for WCAG 2.2 only.

We have previously resolved (in meetings) to remove SC 4.1.1 Parsing from WCAG 2.2, replacing the SC contents with a note explaining that it has been removed:

The change can be seen in the editor’s draft:

And the understanding document (which needs some styling updates) shows the proposed content:

We will deal with any updates to WCAG 2.0 & 2.1 separately, this CFC is for the new 2.2 version only.

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.

Kind regards,



@alastc /<>

Received on Thursday, 12 January 2023 17:14:46 UTC