W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > July 2007

Re: [W3C docs] We should teach by example.

From: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:01:53 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C2BA5B11.3397%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 7/6/07 1:25 PM, "gonchuki" <gonchuki@gmail.com> wrote:

> 
> On 7/6/07, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
>> 
>> I'm intrigued by the claim that source formatting contributes
>> to accessibility. I'm not at all persuaded; I would have to
>> see considerably more evidence. Josh Sled's reply is a request
>> for that evidence. I'm interested to see the discussion continue,
>> and I think it's a reasonable use of group email bandwidth.
>> 
>> --
>> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
>> 
>> 
> 
> what I mean with accessibility on this issue is that we must ensure
> that the source code is viewable and understandable to any disabled
> person, be it that she has low vision or focus/attention disorders. We
> must assume that *they are* also authors, and they will surely look at
> W3C docs source for a quick reference on how things should be done...
> heck, may be they could even be translators like Alejandro and me, I
> guess there's no more requirement to be a translator than to fully
> know the language you are using.
> In a nutshell, that was my main reason to send this to public-html and
> not other list.
> 
> I agree with Robert Burns in that XML-like syntax is easier to read,
> human readability of the code is a must if we are to encourage
> standards compliance, as that generally requires authors to go
> manually checking the code.
> 
> regards,
> Gonzalo Rubio // gonchuki
> 

I like well written html as much as the next guy but this isn't really
_important_ right now. Besides, any page I view source of looks perfectly
formatted thanks to an htmltidy plugin I have.

-- 
::   thyme online ltd
::   po box cb13650  nassau  the bahamas
::   website: http://www.thymeonline.com/
::   tel: 242 327-1864  fax: 242 377 1038
Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2007 14:01:59 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:16:02 GMT