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Re: WebAIM's Accessibility Evaluation Framework

From: Vicente Luque Centeno <vlc@it.uc3m.es>
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 02:09:04 +0100 (CET)
To: Shane Anderson <shane@cpd2.usu.edu>
cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612020205460.17959@violin.it.uc3m.es>

Dear Shane,

Could you please give us an accessibility test expressed in LRAE but not 
expressible in XSLT? You argue at 
http://eval.webaim.org/lrae/language.php#xslt that XSLT is not appliable 
to non well-formed pages (which is true). However, a simple HTML-to-XHTML 
repair process can enable XSLT appliance. In fact, my accessibility 
evaluator at [1] is fully implemented in XSLT and has a (external) repair 
process based on xmllint [2].

After reading http://eval.webaim.org/lrae/ , I have not been able to find 
anything that LRAE can do but XSLT can't. Could you please give us an 
example of a LRAE rule not expressible in XSLT? It seems to me that all 
your tests can be expressed in XSLT.

[1] http://www.it.uc3m.es/vlc/waex.html
[2] http://xmlsoft.org/xmllint.html

P.S.: Glad to hear from you since WWW2005 :-)

Vicente Luque Centeno
Dep. Ingeniería Telemática
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

On Tue, 28 Nov 2006, Shane Anderson wrote:

> Hi all
> WebAIM has created a new framework for accessibility evaluation.
> http://eval.webaim.org/
> The strength of this system is that it not only evaluates HTML but also
> Linux Glade files, Mozilla XUL files, Open Document Format files, and any
> other formats using DOM.
> We invite the members of this list to check it out and give us feedback
> (please do not announce this work to the world, it is still under
> development). We are looking to deliver the framework under the Mozilla
> tri-license and create a developer and user community around it. Please
> contact me if you are interested in participating in or supporting this
> work.
> Thanks
> Shane Anderson
> WebAIM.org
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