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Perl, C++, VB and autogenerated HTML

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:58:57 -0800
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To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
It occurs to me that we should consider talking to the authors of
various packages for programming languages, that generate HTML
as part of a CGI library.

For example, CGI.pm for Perl lets a programmer create scripts that
generate HTML, using perl routines.  E.g.:


This produces an <HR> tag.  There is the potential to generate non-
accessible HTML as the "raw markup" is hidden from the programmer;
likewise, there's potential here to increase accessibility on a
number of sites that use these standard libraries, if we can get
accessibility considerations included in future releases of the

This sounds like an authoring tool issue -- I'm a newbie, have we
addressed this before?

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Received on Tuesday, 12 January 1999 16:09:00 UTC

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