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RE: FW: longdesc bug

From: Heather Swayne <hswayne@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 09:21:55 -0700
Message-ID: <B7E0BEA478EBC24EBB2CF19F71076023023FC931@red-msg-06.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Sorry Charles but Word is designed to produce HTML, no quote is valid.

Heather Swayne

P.S. this e-mail was written using voice dictation technology so please
excuse any "voice mistakes"


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org] 
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2001 5:34 PM
To: Heather Swayne
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: Re: FW: longdesc bug

Well, it depends. In order to be XML the Quote marks are required. No
quote
marks means it is not a well-formed XML document.

Reference: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#sec-common-syn

What Jeff says below is correct for SGML languages such as HTML versions
prior to XHTML, but as far as I know Word is meant to produce XML.

cheers

Chaals

On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, Heather Swayne wrote:

  FYI...

  "Remember that "bug" we found while talking to the W3C's accessibility
  committee when they visited a while back that pertained to dropping
the
  quotes around the longdesc attribute. Turns out it's not a bug. Quotes
  are only required if the value contains a space and the string we
tested
  with was "foo" which doesn't contain any spaces." - Jeff (Microsoft
Word
  Program Manager)

  Heather Swayne
  P.S. this e-mail was written using voice dictation technology so
please
  excuse any "voice mistakes"



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