Forum .LRN Q&A: Accesibility issue

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Posted by rosae rosae on
Hi,

I think that when an application uses cookies it is not accesible, I mean it does not meet the WCAG 1.0 6.3 guideline (Priority 1).

That guideline says: Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other programmatic objects are turned off or not supported. If this is not possible, provide equivalent information on an alternative accessible page.

If I need cookies enabled to login in an application, then maybe that application is not accessible.

Don't you think? Maybe I am too strict.

Thanks in advance.

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2: Re: Accesibility issue (response to 1)
Posted by Emmanuelle Raffenne on
Hi,

Regarding checkpoint 6.3 of WCAG 1.0, the associated techniques refer to scripts essentially (http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT-TECHS/#tech-scripts). Also, in the checklist (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html), checkpoint 6.3 lives under the section "and if you use applets and scripts". No mention to cookies there.

Anyhow, since WCAG version 2.0 are out since december 2008 (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/), I recommend to refer to this newer version instead. WCAG 2.0 pretends to be technology independent to ensure its applicability as technologies evolve (and therefore is much less strict regarding javascript and applet for example).

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3: Re: Accesibility issue (response to 1)
Posted by rosae rosae on
Hi,

I am looking for a platform that meets doble A (or better, tripe A) guidelines, so I need to use the WCAG 1.0. I think that when an application uses cookies to store the session status of a user, those cookies are programatic objects even though they are not scripts or applets. Most applications use cookies, because of the complexity of using URL-rewriting,...
Maybe the W3C should say that they can be used.

Thanks for your reply.