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Re: WebAIM's Accessibility Evaluation Framework

From: Vicente Luque Centeno <vlc@it.uc3m.es>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 13:50:54 +0100 (CET)
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612071328460.5832@violin.it.uc3m.es>


On Thu, 7 Dec 2006, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:

> Hi,
>
>> 1.- Some deprecated HTML attributes (transtalable to CSS) remain (list's 
>> type)
>
> Can you specify the deprecated attributes and a reference to the formal 
> specification?

Sure! :-)

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/#list-bullets explains that the 
list's type can be better arranged with CSS. On the other hand, the "type" 
attribute from "ul" and "ol" elements has been deprecated on XHTML Strict 
1.0 and the superseding XHTML versions. You will not be able to validate 
such attribute if you use 
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/dtds.html#a_dtd_XHTML-1.0-Strict or any of the 
superseding XHTML versions. Please refer to 
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/dtds.html#dtdentry_xhtml1-strict.dtd_ul in 
order to see that the "type" attribute has been deprecated (it is no 
longer in the ATTLIST of list elements). You may argue that XHTML 1.0 
Transitional is valid, but remember what "Transitional" means and the 
availability of a CSS rule achieving that effect. In fact, it is the ONLY 
error left in your web page in order to get XHTML 1.0 Strict validity, as 
explained at 
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2FWAI%2FER%2Ftests%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=XHTML+1.0+Strict&verbose=1


>
>
>> 2.- Headings are improperly used (a h2 is used without a preceding h1).
>
> I'm not aware that the DTD specification of XHTML 1.0 Transitional requires 
> this.
>
> * <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/dtds.html#a_dtd_XHTML-1.0-Transitional>

It is not required in the DTD specification, but it is required at 
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/wai-pageauth.html#tech-logical-headings and 
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/#document-headers .

>
> Regards,
>  Shadi
>
>
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