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DTDs and validation RE: New Working Draft

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 19:36:59 -0500 (EST)
To: "B.K. DeLong" <bkdelong@naw.org>
cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9903111927240.28952-100000@tux.w3.org>
It is possible to use BGSOUND in a way which is accessible, which is to
use it in conjunction with alternate presentation(s) of the content
pointed to by the BGSOUND element.

While BGSOUND does not, as far as I know, provide by itself any way to
introduce that content, I don't see any difficulty in using BGSOUND in an
authoring tool where the necessary alternative content is made available
in a way consistent with W3C DTDs (for example, a textual transcript being
made available. Some of this is provided in a way which may appeal to more
designers by the OBJECT element of HTML 4, since it allows for cleaner
presentation of a range of alterntive content types.

On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, B.K. DeLong wrote:

  At 03:21 PM 3/11/99 -0800, Charles Oppermann wrote:
  >I agree that the tool should not write out HTML markup that causes
  >accessibility difficulties, but that is a very different issue than writing
  >out markup that isn't part of a W3C recommendation and they should not be
  >tied together.
  Then we need to make sure somewhere in the "validation and checking
  section," the authoring tool mentiones that certain elements specific to a
  single browser are not accessible....like BGSOUND.
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