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RE: Re: In WCAG NEXT let's put a date field on failures

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 18:44:12 +0000
To: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
CC: "wuyinghua@ritt.cn" <wuyinghua@ritt.cn>, Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>, Gregg Vanderheiden <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>, Wayne Dick <waynedick@knowbility.org>, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "IG - WAI Interest Group List list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto:sailesh.panchang@deque.com]

>Is there really a need for a date for techniques / failures?
>The date of publication of the Techniques  doc is the date it applies from. If
>this is not clear, a single sentence may be added that says so.
>Web content   certified as compliant or  pages that made a conformance
>claim, say , in the previous year, may surely refer to the techniques doc in
>effect at that time.

Techniques are all non-normative. Thus, it's a matter for the content author to decide which techniques to consult when writing or revising Web pages that conform to WCAG.

Of course, it's in their interests to review the most recent techniques document available, but they can still conform without consulting any techniques documents at all. If they consult an old document, apply its techniques, and thereby conform to WCAG, they're still conforming.


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