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Re: multimedia presentation

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 07:13:06 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200504130613.j3D6D6C06854@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> If you have a web application with a multimedia presentation in it, is
> it acceptable to only follow the 1194.22 b Web standard or do you have
> to follow 1194.24 Video and Multimedia Standards as well?

I assume these refer to the statutes of some country.  I think you need
to consult a lawyer competent in the law of that country.   My guess is
that it needs to comply with both, but IANAL and am not aware of any
UK legislation that is that detailed.

However, if this application is intended for the world wide web, rather
than for purchase for use on company intranets, you should ensure that
it is usable without the multi-media presentation, as you cannot assume
that recipients have the necessary software, or are currently using a
machine capable of running it, or in a situation where they can make
effective use of one, etc.
Received on Wednesday, 13 April 2005 06:19:42 UTC

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