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Re: A bug, or a problem

From: Terry Teague <terry_teague@users.sourceforge.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 00:41:30 -0700
Message-Id: <l03130301b9ab348240bb@[]>
To: "Octavian Rasnita" <orasnita@home.ro>, <html-tidy@w3.org>

At 10:09 PM -0400 8/11/02, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
>I am blind and I use to validate the html files I make using the HTML Tidy.
>The program shows me some accessibility errors that i don't want to correct.
>I've asked a lot of blind computer users and I couldn't find anyone to like
>finding a default text in a form field.
>The modern screen readers can read the screen and don't need information
>like table caption, or defining the row headers, etc.
>There are a lot other things the blind users don't need and don't like.
>I think you should rethink the accessibility validation.

Thank you for your feedback. Mike Lam at the Adaptive Technology Resource
Centre at the University of Toronto, was mostly responsible for the
accessibility checking implementation, and he may be able to help answer
your questions. I only helped to integrate the accessibility checking into

What level of accessibility checking did you request of Tidy? 1, 2, or 3?

As Rick Parsons said :

>Regarding the first section of your note, I think that what you are saying
>is largely a matter of opinion. In any case, it will need to be taken up
>with the standards authorities, possibly via your national association. The
>HTML Tidy volunteer team are only attempting to implement those standards
>which are defined.

I agree. Maybe we could provide more flexibility for accessibility
checking, to relax the rules a little.

>Now about my problem.
>Tidy DBG tell me that it found a lot of errors and that not all errors are
>This is a problem because maybe there are other errors (not shown) that I
>would like to correct.
>However, to be able to do that, I need to correct those errors I don't want
>to correct first.

You probably need to specify the configuration option that allows you to be
shown more of the errors :

--show-errors 1000

will show the first 1000 errors for example.

>Can you let the program to correct all the errors?

I believe you can use another configuration option to ignore the errors :

--force-output yes

Hope this helps.
Regards, Terry
Received on Tuesday, 17 September 2002 03:40:55 UTC

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