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Re: Legal Guidelines (fwd)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 13:05:53 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
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Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 09:04:47 -0700
From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
To: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org,
     Michael W Baker <Michael.W.Baker@grc.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: Legal Guidelines
Resent-Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 12:13:41 -0400 (EDT)
Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

At 11:58 AM -0400 5/05/2000, Kathleen Anderson wrote:
>Hi Michael:
>The answer to your third question is 'yes', FrontPage does produce 
>pages that are not compliant with accessibility guidelines.
>Two examples:
>it does not include DOCTYPE at the beginning of your pages, and it 
>does not add alt text (or even 'suggest' that you should) when you 
>place an image on your page.

The first example would be a priority 2 violation under WCAG, and
lack of ALT text is a priority 1 under WCAG.  However, we should
probably judge FrontPage by the Authoring Tool Accessibility
Guidelines...and I can't remember if anyone's done a review of
FP yet.

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