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Re: Dropping Dr. Watson

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:59:43 +0100
Message-ID: <439D662F.8080901@w3.org>
To: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Cc: public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org


Carlos A Velasco wrote:
> I propose we drop Dr. Watson <http://watson.addy.com/> from the list of 
> accessibility tools. The reasons are manifold:
> - It is not an accessibility tool: it does not do any accessibility check.

Agreed, it does not seem to do accessibility evaluation.

> - It is buggy and obsolete: it complains about lowercase HTML elements, 
> and reports XHTML documents as being erroneous.

FYI, I disagree with this observation. The tool seems to be actively maintained and it is not up to us determine the quality of it.


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