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Re: Htacces and WCAG 2

From: W Reagan <wreagan1@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 07:39:24 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <857812.194.qm@web111616.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Ben, the company security team is using an IP blocker. Think about this (without it, you can see my site), If the security team knew your IP address and used as added in to the existing list, you will get a Forbidden error message.

This is only being used for those who have caused security problems with our site.
Most of them visitors we blocking are from Europe and Asia (They will get a Forbidden error) instead of actually seeing our homepage.
If the security team removed the lists, the risk will come back, or increase.
We need to protect our security and maintain accessibility.
My job is accessibility. The Security Team wants to know what can they do.

--- On Wed, 8/12/09, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> wrote:

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: Htacces and WCAG 2
To: "W Reagan" <wreagan1@yahoo.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, gv@trace.wisc.edu
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 1:22 PM

On 12/08/2009 13:28, W Reagan wrote:
> If I knew which rules were applicable, I would not ask.

I didn't ask which Success Criterion was applicable, I asked which you thought /might/ conflict. Answering my question would involve you reading the list of Success Criteria and asking yourself the simple question of whether each one might conflict and why.

For instance, do you think -

"1.4.1 Use of Color: Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element."

- might conflict with blocking HTTP requests by IP or referrer and, if so, why?

Is it your intention to ask the same formula question ("Does X conflict with WCAG 2.0?") of this Interest Group for every single design decision your company makes with this website, or do have special reason to think that blocking by IP or referrer would reduce the accessibility of your website to people with disabilities?

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 14:57:32 UTC

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