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Re: Belated HTML WG last-call comments to User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 13:10:20 +0200
Message-ID: <004801c0e2af$cb0c29a0$80f5a8c0@cwi.nl>
To: "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Thanks for the reply.

> IJ: As Jon points out in his email, DOM is required for Level A
> conformance. We have received a lot of comments, such as "What about
> kiosks or environments where there is no communication with
> assistive technologies?" to which we answered (in section 1.2
> of the document): we are not aiming at those user agents for UAAG 1.0.
> Nor are we concerned in UAAG 1.0 with mobile devices or other
> environments where DOM implementation would be a heavy footprint
> burden.
> We are requiring the DOM so that assistive technologies have access
> to content in a manner that allows them to track changes to
> content in a structured and efficient manner.

So if I have a voice browser that follows all the other guidelines, but
doesn't have scripting, it cannot be level A compliant?

Received on Tuesday, 22 May 2001 07:11:30 UTC

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