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Re: New(ish) Test Version Of Betsie

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 10:09:25 -0400
Message-Id: <199906021411.KAA23075@smtp-gw2.vma.verio.net>
To: "Wayne Myers-Education" <wayne.myers@bbc.co.uk>, "WAI ER IG List" <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>
Actually the problem was latter on.  I should have explained this better.

I explored both frames, and found the one with content.  This was no big
deal.  But then try going further.  Follow the link for "_create_ new
student account".

Filling-in the few lines is no problem (Lynx or Betsie) but submitting the
form is another story.

Lynx cannot activate the "Create" button (even though [BUTTON] is
displayed).  Betsie shows the button, but when it is selected just
generates a blank page.

Please try this, you will not get to a validation screen until after this
step (use whatever text you want for the fields).

I think the pages use poorly designed Java script.  As you saw, nominally
IE 4+ is required.  For the source of one page was a subroutine named "IE3
stinks" -- this can't be too professional work!

Thank you for your efforts.

Bruce Bailey

> From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
> To: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>; Wayne Myers-Education
<wayne.myers@bbc.co.uk>; WAI ER IG List <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: New(ish) Test Version Of Betsie
> Date: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 9:12 AM
> Thanks bruce for observing that 
> >Betsie also could not handle a page that is currently giving Lynx fits
> >URL: http://www.prometheus.gwu.edu
> I took a look with lynx.
> This page has two frames, one of which is actually blank, to wit (or
>    <HTML>
>    <HEAD>
>         <TITLE>Untitled</TITLE>
>    </HEAD>
>    </BODY>
> </HTML>        
> So we could add a repair rule: omit blank frames 
> And as special case, if there's just one frame, release it from it's
> Actually, I think WAG in effect did this by concatenating frames into a
> single page.... I'll have to take a look... gotta run now...
> There's also some images with no alt text.
> Otherwise reads OK.
> Len
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