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RE: technique 3.2.A

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 21:20:16 -0500
Message-Id: <4.2.2.20000130211750.00c77430@pop3.concentric.net>
To: "Michael Cooper" <mcooper@cast.org>, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
I agree that we should still evaluate a document even if it doesn't have a 
DTD reference as the first line.  After all, the requirement for a DTD is 
priority 2 (cf. WCAG checkpoint 3.2), and we don't want to refuse to 
evaluate a document for Priority 1 if it lacks a priority 2.

Len


At 06:33 PM 1/26/00 -0500, Michael Cooper wrote:
>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.
> > --
> > wendy a chisholm
> > world wide web consortium
> > web accessibility initiative
> > madison, wi usa
> > tel: +1 608 663 6346
> > /--
> >

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Department of Electrical Engineering
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