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RE: Accesskeys (was RE: Help on approach for annotatingimages)


From: Malcolm Wotton
Date: Dec 5, 2005 9:00AM


A grant funding application is a contract between a funding body and a
recipient. If they want they can make it a condition that you stand on your
head on tuesdays, and you'd have to comply. I don't believe the government
is attempting to enforce the standard. It's just that standards compliance
is generally useful, so those with power (eg fund holders) look to the
standards that exist and try to promote them.

However it's not directly a problem for us yet so I'll remove the access
keys, quietly forget they were ever there and hope no-one notices.


> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]On Behalf Of Tim Beadle
> Sent: 05 December 2005 14:09
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: Accesskeys (was RE: [WebAIM] Help on approach for
> annotatingimages)
> On 05/12/05, Malcolm Wotton < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > Wow, that's a comprehensive list :)
> >
> > Well you've persuaded me I'll take them out, BUT if a funding
> body says we
> > have to follow the standard (as part of the conditions of getting the
> > funding) they will go back in. I only mention this because often the
> > conditions for receiving funds can refer to standards compliance. It all
> > depends whether the UK government standard is one they go with.
> But that's a standard for UK Government websites to comply with; as
> far as I know they do not and cannot be legally mandated to apply to
> non-governmental sites.
> Tim
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