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Re: WebAIM's Accessibility Evaluation Framework

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 13:58:44 +0100
Message-ID: <45781004.4090900@w3.org>
To: Vicente Luque Centeno <vlc@it.uc3m.es>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Hi Vincente,

Note that you are referring to the techniques not the guidelines. Please 
see discussion of the issues that you are raising on the archives of WAI 
IG and other lists. Also, the document type is XHTML 1.0 Transitional 
and not Strict.

Regards,
   Shadi


Vicente Luque Centeno wrote:
> 
> 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
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Shadi Abou-Zahra     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe |
>> Chair & Staff Contact for the Evaluation and Repair Tools WG |
>> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)           http://www.w3.org/ |
>> Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI),   http://www.w3.org/WAI/ |
>> WAI-TIES Project,                http://www.w3.org/WAI/TIES/ |
>> Evaluation and Repair Tools WG,    http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/ |
>> 2004, Route des Lucioles - 06560,  Sophia-Antipolis - France |
>> Voice: +33(0)4 92 38 50 64          Fax: +33(0)4 92 38 78 22 |
>>
> 
> 

-- 
Shadi Abou-Zahra     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe |
Chair & Staff Contact for the Evaluation and Repair Tools WG |
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)           http://www.w3.org/ |
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI),   http://www.w3.org/WAI/ |
WAI-TIES Project,                http://www.w3.org/WAI/TIES/ |
Evaluation and Repair Tools WG,    http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/ |
2004, Route des Lucioles - 06560,  Sophia-Antipolis - France |
Voice: +33(0)4 92 38 50 64          Fax: +33(0)4 92 38 78 22 |
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