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re: section 2.5 - charles' proposal

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 13:12:07 -0400 (EDT)
To: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
cc: "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9904201306160.10829-100000@tux.w3.org>
I think the w3c approach is moving to the use of namespaces in XML, which
will allow the combination of the bits you need for a given document, with
the mechanics available on the web. This is getting a push by W3C in a lot
of what it is doing.

Ensuring accessibility in XML namespaces is a whole different can of
worms. The reason behind using applicable W3C specifications is that these
have already been filtered through WAI, and in theory are as accessible as
they can be. Beyond that it is outside the scope of the working group,
although where possible our techniques material should include references
to work being done.


On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, William Loughborough wrote:

  If the "DTD registry" idea is given adequate notoriety by and within W3C
  I think these ideas validate.  The notion that there might become a
  centralized location which browsers could check to see what syntax
  needed observance, etc. is very powerful IMHO - emphasis on the "H"
  because I wouldn't have a clue how to go about ensuring that any
  "approved" DTD furthered accessibility - but it smells right.

--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
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