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Re: WAVE

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 14:26:14 -0400
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To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>, w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
I have used it a few times.  It is useful for determining table 
linearization order.

FYI The process that I usually use to quickly check out pages for 
accessibility is:
1. Look at the page in Opera w/images off.  Opera easily allows me to 
switch back and forth between viewing images or not.  Also, I use Opera to 
look at use of style sheets (again I can turn this on/off easily), pages 
without scripts (my default setting is to load scripts, but most scripts 
only sniff for Navigator and Explorer, therefore usually break on Opera 
which is always fun to see unless it crashes my machine which is fairly 
often), I don't have any plug-ins loaded for opera.
2. Look at media-rich pages in MSIE5.0 to get the full effect.
3. If I'm doing  something more in-depth i'll run bobby.
4. i always end up looking at the code because the visual appearance of 
pages is deceiving due to clever HTML tricks.   For example, I had thought 
yahoo was using style sheets to create bullets for lists.  turns out they 
use the following:
&#183; <a href="foo.bar">Foo</a><BR>
&#183;<a href="foo2.bar">Foo 2</a><BR>
5. i'll often use lynx.
6. depending on how in depth the review is, I will probably call a few 
other people to look at the site.

automate that!! <grin>

I don't have suggestions for what to add, although picking any P1 from the 
ERT that has not been implemented would be a start! <grin>

--w

At 10:53 AM 4/4/00 , Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>BTW,
>
>Have you been using WAVE ( 
>http://www.temple.edu/inst_disabilities/piat/wave/ )?  What features are 
>most useful? what if any features would you want to see added?
>
>Please don't be shy about telling me about problems or 
>shortcomings.  (After all, I already have a big list* <grin>).
>
>Len
>p.s.
>* list of shortcomings/problems includes
>
>Only shows noframes
>If you click on a link in wave output it goes to the raw page, not the 
>wave processed page
>Doesn't handle pages with CSS postioning
>Applies only a handful of the 80 ERT techniques... although it's the few 
>that I think cause the most troubles
>Output says "for explanation read the tutorial".  People don't read 
>tutorials.  I need to include short explanations in page.
>Needs more summary data to orient user, e.g. N pictures without ALT text.
>--
>Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
>Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
>Department of Electrical Engineering
>Temple University
>423 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122
>
>kasday@acm.org
>http://astro.temple.edu/~kasday
>
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