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RE: invalid docs. and WAI guidelines

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <po@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 00:48:52 -0500
To: "'nir dagan'" <dagan@upf.es>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002401bdc0fd$e51ec5e0$ab176880@compaq>
In this and related discussions it is important to distinguish between
proprietary elements and Old but standard HTML elements.     You don't need
to use strict HTML 4.0 to avoid proprietary elements.  And some sites are
forbidden to use any elements not found in 3.2.


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-----Original Message-----
From:	w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of nir dagan
Sent:	Tuesday, July 28, 1998 9:23 PM
To:	w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject:	invalid docs. and WAI guidelines

In my view the WAI guidelines try to define what is
an accessible HTML document. In order to to that one
first has to define what is an HTML document.

The approach that I support is to take HTML4.0
as the definition of an HTML document, and restrict
attention to accessible documents within this scope.

It is possible to write invalid accessible documents.
However in order to write a well defined guidelines,
there is a need to write a new HTML spec/DTD that takes
into account the extentions that we want to consider.

For example saying use NOEMBED whenever you use EMBED
implies the question "What is the content of NOEMBED
and what elements allow NOEMBED as content?"

"See Netscape documantation" is not an answer since
this documentation tells you that you can write CENTER
inside P, and gives  <A name="foo"><H1>heading
in anchor</H1></A> as an example of how to use anchors.

Nir Dagan.
Received on Thursday, 6 August 1998 01:52:06 UTC

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