Thread Subject: Re: Group D: 22(d) Readable without stylesheets
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Tue, Dec 19 2006 10:50 AM
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In WCAG this is handled by whether CSS is in the baseline or not. The
question then becomes - is CSS so widely supported that it would ALSWAYS be
in the baseline? If yes - then we can remove it and no difference. If
not - then removing it would cause divergence from WCAG.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> To: 'TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee'
> Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Group D: 22(d) Readable
> without stylesheets
> Current wording. 1194.22(d) Documents shall be organized so
> they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
> The discussion on the list on this item 1194.22(d) (Readable
> without style
> sheets) has been succinctly summarized by Andi on the wiki,
> .29. On the last call (12/13) I took the action item to
> submit a proposal relative to this provision.
> Proposal: Delete provision 1194.22(d) (Readable without style sheets).
> The problem is that it is possible with CSS positioning to
> wreak havoc on the source code order of the content and the
> order can be meaningful. Thus following WCAG 2.0 we need a
> provision that guarantees that AT can come up with a
> meaningful reading order. The following proposal takes the
> wording from the current WCAG 2.0 Editors Draft
> Proposal: (Meaningful sequence) When the sequence in which
> content is presented affects its meaning, a correct reading
> sequence can be programmatically determined.
> This proposal is also added to the Wiki - the agenda for the
> 12/20 meeting
> Jim Thatcher
> Accessibility Consulting
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