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Re: Accessibility Tests For Stanca Act

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 21:35:54 +0200
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At 17:44 30/03/2006, Chris Ridpath wrote:
>The WCAG1 checkpoint 3.2 stated:
>"3.2 Create documents that validate to published formal grammars ... 
>(e.g., the strict HTML 4.0 DTD)."
>It uses the "strict" DTD just as an example. The checkpoint actually 
>allows you to validate to any published grammar and that doesn't have to 
>be a W3C DTD.

Agreed. But then there's CP 11.1: "Use W3C technologies when they are 
available and appropriate for a task and use the latest versions when 
supported." This limits the scope a bit.

>You can make up your own crazy DTD, publish it and then validate to it.

Yes, but you can't expect user agents to support your own custom DTD.
And you can't use custom HTML DTD's with a W3C HTML PFI: 

>The WCAG2 Guideline 4.1 relates to this issue and states "Ensure 
>compatibility with current and future user agents (including assistive 
>The WCAG Wiki has a "how to meet" section for 4.1 [1] that gives more 

Yep. Validation is now only a technique. Tests for SC 4.1.1 will require a 
bit more work than just validation.




Christophe Strobbe
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Document Architectures
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