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Re: Accessibility Tests For Stanca Act

From: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:20:44 +0200
Message-ID: <442BB0FC.2090301@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Christophe Strobbe wrote:

> At 11:10 30/03/2006, Johannes Koch wrote:
>> Well, yes. But why do you reference a transitional document type when 
>> you use only markup from the strict one?
> - Legacy data;

Is there really legacy data referencing transitional, but only using 
strict stuff? :-)

> - clean up deprecated markup without touching doctype (for whatever 
> reason, e.g. save some time to fix more important things);


> - allow adding deprecated attributes by means of JavaScript (so document 
> is still valid with transitional DTD but not with a strict one);

Which still is deprecated markup.

> - most importantly, "avoid" in WCAG 1.0 is a guideline for developers, 
> not a prohibition regarding markup (unlike WCAG 2.0, WCAG 1.0 does not 
> have success criteria for content, but only guidelines, i.e. advice, to 
> developers);

For me "avoid" means something like "don't use". Sounds like you think 
it's not suitable to make laws etc. based on WCAG 1.0.

Johannes Koch - Competence Center BIKA
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT.LIFE)
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Received on Thursday, 30 March 2006 10:22:09 UTC

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