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From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:11:41 -0400
Message-ID: <002401c57734$4fe77220$9d01a8c0@deque.local>
To: <public-wai-ert@w3.org>

Hello All,

There is a debate raging on the WCAG-WG list about whether validity of code
should be a P1 or P2 requirement or should not be in the guidelines at all.

I am not sure  if this group would like to get involved but I have expressed
a concern on that list as follows:

Certainly some kinds of validation problems   make  content inaccessible.
Accessibility eval tools do not check for validation issues- a tool like the
W3C Validator will do that.
So if one does not run  a page through a validator , some accessibility
issues will go undetected.

The present draft of WCAG 2 also has validity of code at SC1 level for G4.1.
I strongly feel it should be retained and not done away with.
Does this group have any stand  and is it within the scope of its charter to
express an opinion to the WCAG-WG?

Thanks,Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer,
Deque Systems (www.deque.com)
11180 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite # 400,
Reston, Virginia 20191 (U.S.A.)
Tel 703-225-0380 ext 105
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
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