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From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 14:44:16 -0500
Message-Id: <4.2.2.20000229233231.00b49c80@pop.tiac.net>
To: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
1. a To Do
 > Clean up usage of capitalization and <strong> on HTML elements and
 > attributes. Use as WCAG does: elements are capitalized, no emphasis (e.g.,
 > IMG), attributes are lower-case and in quotes (e.g., "alt" or "longdesc").

That quoting of attribute names seems awkward, since in XML the attribute
and its value must be in quotes.  So do we have to use in examples
     <IMG ... "alt='shorttitle'">

Incidentally, XHTML has changed to make element names lower-case, as XML
is case-sensitive for element and attribute names.
But HTML 401 hasn't.

2. Mention Deprecated material, both elements and attributes?

Element types from HTML 3.2 deprecated in HTML 4.0:
     APPLET, BASEFONT, CENTER, DIR, FONT, ISINDEX, MENU, S, STRIKE, U

Obsolete element types, for which substitute PRE are:
     LISTING, PLAINTEXT, XMP.

Many attributes are also deprecated in HTML 4.01 (APPLET is particularly
targeted):

align      on CAPTION, APPLET, IFRAME, IMG, INPUT, OBJECT, LEGEND, TABLE,
               HR, DIV, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H5, P
alink      on BODY
alt        on APPLET
archive    on APPLET
background on BODY
bgcolor    on TABLE, TR, TD, TH, BODY
border     on IMG, OBJECT
clear      on BR
code       on APPLET
codebase   on APPLET
compact    on DIR, DL, MENU, OL, UL
face       on BASEFONT, FONT
height     on TD, TH, APPLET
hspace     on APPLET, IMG, OBJECT
language   on SCRIPT
link       on BODY
name       on APPLET
noshade    on HR
nowrap     on TD, TH
object     on APPLET
prompt     on ISINDEX
size       on HR, FONT, BASEFONT
start      on OL
text       on BODY
type       on LI, OL, UL
value      on LI
version    on BODY

3. Some checkpoints have no [priority], others do. Be consistent.
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