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RE: WAI IG CALL FOR REVIEW: New Authoring Tool Guidelines Working Draft

From: Jamie Fox <jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 16:21:55 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000201be5f72$8b0f51a0$dbc3c8c7@jfox.dol-esa.gov>

Authoring Tools must allow some openness or variation in coding so that new
code can be used.  (i.e.  HTML 5.0 can be written with a system that writes
to HTML 4.0).  [FrontPage98 allows this while HoTMetaL Pro 4.0 does not.]

Authoring Tools should place a standard dtd instead of a proprietary dtd
(i.e.  <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> )

Authoring Tools should prompt for placing  language attributes.  (i.e.
<html lang="en"> )

In the following section a word is missing.  The missing word is marked by
surrounding *** ***.
"2 Ensure that content produced by the tool is accessible
Authoring Tools are used to automate the low-level tasks involved in
producing Web pages. The power of this automation can
enhance the accessibility of the Web if ***IT**** is used to ensure that the
code produced promotes accessibility"

-Jamie Fox

-----Original Message-----
From:	w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Judy Brewer
Sent:	Tuesday, February 16, 1999 5:17 PM
To:	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject:	WAI IG CALL FOR REVIEW: New Authoring Tool Guidelines Working

WAI IG CALL FOR REVIEW: Authoring Tool Guidelines Working Draft

The Authoring Tool Guidelines Working Group (AUWG) has prepared a Working
Draft which they would like the WAI Interest Group to review before
publishing it as an updated version on the W3C Technical Reports page.
Please review the draft, dated February 16th
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/WD-WAI-AUTOOLS-19990216>. Comments are due by
February 23, 1999. Details follow.

Please send comments by close of business US Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday,
February 23, 1999, at the latest. Earlier comments are greatly appreciated.
We will do our best to incorporate comments received by this deadline.

Send comments to the <w3c-wai-au@w3.org> list. The AUWG mailing list is
archived from the AU home page <http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU> if you would like
to view other people's comments.

Changes made to the last draft are summarized at
The major difference is the inclusion of Techniques, which are suggested
techniques for implementing the Checkpoints.

Please address the following questions in reviewing this draft. Other
feedback is also welcome.

Specific questions for this draft:
1. Should the Techniques be associated with Guidelines (as in the current
draft), with Checkpoints, or with both?
2. Are there additional Guidelines, Checkpoints or Techniques which need to
be included?
3. Are the priorities of Checkpoints appropriate as indicated (priority
levels are defined within the document)?
4. Are there Checkpoints which should be Techniques, or Techniques which
should be Checkpoints?

General Questions for the document:
5. Is the document understandable and clear?
6. Does the format/structure of the document work well?
7. Is anything missing from the guidelines?

...for your time reviewing this material, and thanks to the Chairs, Editors
and Members of the Authoring Tool Guidelines Working Group who have been
developing this

If you have any questions on this process, please contact the chair of the
group, Jutta Treviranus
<jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca>, the W3C staff contact, Charles
McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, or Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>.

Thank you,


Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director,Web Accessibility Initiative(WAI), World Wide Web Consortium(W3C)

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