Item Number: Success Criterion 4.2.1
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Comment Type: ED
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Wording of 4.2.1 is easily misinterpreted.
"Where content is presented using a technology that is not in the baseline, or is in the baseline but does not meet level 1 success criteria, provide reciprocol links between that version and another version of that same content, with equivalent functionality, that does meet level 1 success criteria."
We have moved discussion of alternate versions of content to the Conformance section of the Guidelines.
Alternate Versions: If the Web page does not meet all of the success criteria for a specified level, then a mechanism to obtain an alternate version that meets all of the success criteria can be derived from the nonconforming content or its URI, and that mechanism meets all success criteria for the specified level of conformance. The alternate version does not need to be matched page for page with the original (e.g. the alternative to a page may consist of multiple pages). If multiple language versions are available, then conforming versions are required for each language offered.
We have also added an advisory technique titled, "Providing reciprocal links between conforming and non-conforming versions."