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Re: @summary in the wild (was FW: [WebAIM] Jaws 11 and table summary)

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 18:11:01 +0000
Message-ID: <4B1FE835.5020002@splintered.co.uk>
To: stephane.deschamps@orange-ftgroup.com
CC: 'John Foliot' <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, 'HTML Accessibility Task Force' <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, 'W3C WAI-XTECH' <wai-xtech@w3.org>
On 09/12/2009 17:03, stephane.deschamps@orange-ftgroup.com wrote:

> For what it's worth, @summary is a required attribute of the RGAA 2, the
> French adaptation of WCAG2 destined to all public service web sites.

Just wondering: the spirit of WCAG2 is that it's tech agnostic, and none 
of the techniques for, say, HTML are actually normative. Is RGAA 2 
actually grabbing a subset of the techniques and making them normative? 
Wouldn't this risk making it obsolete very quickly, not adaptable to new 
better techniques/technologies, etc...just like it happened with WCAG 1?

Patrick H. Lauke
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