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RE: FW: longdesc bug

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 20:50:56 -0400 (EDT)
To: Heather Swayne <hswayne@MICROSOFT.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110162039190.24162-100000@tux.w3.org>
I  am going from memory here. A test document would be helpful - we can run
it through validators and manually check.

But as I recall the document relies on XML namespaces to include (among other
things) an HTML namespace. HTML doesn't work that since it is defined in
SGML. XHTML does, because it is XML. Unless the MS namespace declared
actually defines some way of using HTML and XML reserved elements for some
HTML dialect. (I don't recall if it declares a DOCTYPE or not - the test
version for Mac OS X doesn't, but if not then it is clearly not valid
according to HTML sepcifications produced by W3C).



On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Heather Swayne wrote:

  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
  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.



  On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, Heather Swayne wrote:


    "Remember that "bug" we found while talking to the W3C's accessibility
    committee when they visited a while back that pertained to dropping
    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
    with was "foo" which doesn't contain any spaces." - Jeff (Microsoft
    Program Manager)

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

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