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RE: Conversion by non HTML-specific tools

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 16:12:23 -0800
Message-ID: <BB61526CDE70D2119D0F00805FBECA2F55705B@RED-MSG-55>
To: "'B.K. DeLong'" <bkdelong@naw.org>, w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Those URLs are a press release - not a specification for what tags and
attributes need to be preserved.

The original question was :

The Guideline 4.4 - Ensure that conversion tools produce and retain
accessible markup and content

What is accessible markup?  How does it differ from inaccessible markup?
Maybe this is semantics, but 4.4 is vague.

Are you trying to say that an Authoring Tool should not strip ALT attributes
when converting web sites?  Then say that.

Are you trying to say that an Authoring Tool should use <LABEL> tags for
form controls?  Okay, then say that.

See my point?

-----Original Message-----
From: B.K. DeLong [mailto:bkdelong@naw.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 8:23 AM
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: RE: Conversion by non HTML-specific tools

At 08:13 AM 1/5/99 -0800, you wrote:
>It needs to be spelled out.  For example, is <ABBR> accessible markup?  A
>list of immutable tags and attributes should be provided.

Or a link to the accessibility features of HTML 4.0 and CSS-2 which is here:

Although no one's fully implemented HTML 4.0 nor any of CSS-2.
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