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Re: Can the W3C HML validaor send email when the page becomes invalid (was Re: WWW: Interoperability Crisis?)

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 21:25:24 +0000 (GMT)
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org, Brian Kelly <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>, David Peaslee <peasleed@lanecc.edu>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0101222057550.547-100000@fenris.webthing.com>
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Al Gilman wrote:

> (snip)

Site Valet does what you describe: it not only notifies of problems
including both markup and link errors: for subscribers with HTML-enabled 
mailers it links directly from such reports to the validator and other
online tools for detailed reports.

> <meta name="SMTP-equiv" value="Errors-To:&ltedress&gt">

That doesn't make much sense to me.  Site Valet (when not set just
to mail to a subscriber's address) will use either of the more
conventional

	<link rev="made" href="mailto:author@domain">
	<meta name="author" content="mailto:author@domain">

and default to webmaster@domain as last resort.

> >"If you want to help the blind do it yourself, don't force the burden onto
> >others."
> >
> >
> >So he should go to all the owners of web sites whose pages are inaccessible
> >to the blind and offer his services for free? Let's see, if he can fix one
> >site a day, he'll be finished in, oh... where's my calculator. Hmmm. Well! I
> >guess he'll never finish.
> >
> >What exactly are you recommending, Mr. Streett?


I don't speak for Mr Streett, but I am firmly recommending - and seeking
sponsors for - incorporating a range of automated repairs into an ISP
service targetted at blind users (and others with accessibility
requirements, or even those who just prefer less junk with their
information).

I have identified a number of repair techniques which I can easily
implement in software, transparently to both page authors and end-users.
I'm not ready to post them publicly (not least because I don't have
the luxury of any income at all if I do this without backing), but
I certainly hope to publish at some point.

-- 
Nick Kew
Received on Monday, 22 January 2001 16:55:08 GMT

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