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RE: Technique 6.3.A [priority 1] Verify that the page is usable when programatic objects are disabled.

From: Michael Cooper <mcooper@cast.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 13:22:29 -0500
To: "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NCBBJOMIELMIDGCAPFCIGEFECOAA.mcooper@cast.org>
Yuck. You're right, I didn't realize, though I should have, that the OBJECT
TYPE attribute is a MIME type, and Java doesn't seem to be registered. I
think this is something we should pose to the HTML standards group. If they
intended for OBJECT to replace APPLET they either knew something that's not
obvious to us, or expected that the file extension would tell the browser
what type of object it was (though I can't believe that one), or that
somebody would register Java and the other commonly embedded formats as MIME
types which hasn't been done yet.

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: Friday, January 28, 2000 11:13 AM
> To: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Technique 6.3.A [priority 1] Verify that the page is usable
> when programatic objects are disabled.
>
>
> Per michael's suggestion I have added APPLET to the list of elements that
> trigger this technique.
>
> Note that i couldn't remember:
> OBJECT elements of type = (@@what are the type attribute values for Java,
> etc.?)
>
> (following the information for the "type" attribute in the HTML
> spec led me
> to a list of MIME types, but I don't see java in there, nor other
> programming languages that I had expected to see).
>
> also, we do not have any repairs for this one.
>
> <updated-text>
> Technique 6.3.A [priority 1] Verify that the page is usable when
> programatic objects are disabled.
> Discussion Status:
> awaiting discussion
> Evaluation:
> Triggered by:
> SCRIPT
> OBJECT elements of type = (@@what are the type attribute values for Java,
> etc.?)
> EMBED
> APPLET
> Example Language:
> Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other programmatic
> objects are turned off or not supported
> Repair Technique:
> None
> Test Files and Discussion Files:
> </updated-text>
> --
> wendy a chisholm
> world wide web consortium
> web accessibility initiative
> madison, wi usa
> tel: +1 608 663 6346
> /--
>
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