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RE: technique 3.2.A

From: Michael Cooper <mcooper@cast.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 18:33:24 -0500
To: "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Yup - but I didn't mean to refuse to evaluate the document if there isn't a
text identifier in the first line of the doc - we'd skip a lot! I meant if
we determine the doc is not HTML, or fail to determine that it is HTML, on
the basis of either the text identifier or the presence of an <HTML> as the
first and only outermost markup tag (excluding comments, processing
instructions, etc.), then we might not want to try to evaluate it. Not to
mention flag an error under this checkpoint. Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-er-ig-request@w3.org
> [mailto:w3c-wai-er-ig-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Wendy A Chisholm
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 6:22 PM
> To: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
> Subject: technique 3.2.A
> Based on Michael's suggestion, I modified technique 3.2 to read:
> Technique 3.2.A [priority 2] Check document for public text identifier
> Discussion Status:
> awaiting discussion
> Evaluation:
> The document must contain a valid HTML or XHTML public text identifier if
> it is an HTML or XHTML document.  If a text identifier is not the first
> line of the document, refuse to evaluate the document.
> A <a href="http://validator.w3.org/sgml-lib/catalog">list of public text
> identifiers</a> is available from the W3C.
> The document is an HTML document if there is an HTML element near
> the start
> of the document and there is an HTML end element as the last
> non-whitespace
> text in the document.
> Example Language:
> Missing language identifier for this document.
> Repair Technique:
> Prompt the user for a public text identifier.
> Test Files and Discussion Files:
> Link to test file for this technique.
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> wendy a chisholm
> world wide web consortium
> web accessibility initiative
> madison, wi usa
> tel: +1 608 663 6346
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