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RE: Indicating Compliance

From: Fitzgerald, Jimmie <Jimmie.Fitzgerald@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:03:42 -0500
Message-Id: <F89C8E35B2B4D111983F0000F84A1277040B7A0D@kscmbs42.ksc.nasa.gov>
I tend to agree with you but I think we should indicate our compliance for
two reasons:

First, it let's everyone know the page is in compliance.  Though they are
all supposed to be by June 21st, we all know this isn't a perfect world.  As
a non-impaired user, how do I know a page is compliant unless I view the
source on it?

Second, here at NASA, we have tens of thousands of pages to modify.
Indication of compliance can help in our effort to not let some pages fall
through the cracks.

This was just one of my random thoughts during the course of the day.  If we
don't think about it now, we may be in a damage control mode later.

Jim Fitzgerald - Logicon Federal Data, A Subcontractor of SGS

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 2:55 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Indicating Compliance

I don't think anyone has thought about it. It's not a goal you're supposed
to try for, it's a legal requirement. Six months after the date of
publication of the standards, you MUST meet them. A .gov domain name should
be all the indication anyone needs that you've met the standards.

>>> "Fitzgerald, Jimmie" <Jimmie.Fitzgerald@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov> 01/12/01
02:49PM >>>
Hi all,

	If coding to the W3C levels of 'A', 'Double A', and 'Triple A', they
have kindly provided a method of indicating this compliance.  Not so with
the 508 standards.  Has anyone heard how we are supposed to indicate that a
page or site is 508 compliant?

Jim Fitzgerald - Logicon Federal Data, A Subcontractor of SGS
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