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RE: results: HTML 4.0 tags

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 19:49:39 -0800
Message-ID: <BB61526CDE70D2119D0F00805FBECA2F01E76D67@RED-MSG-55>
To: c.g.colwell@herts.ac.uk, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Cc: "Jon Gunderson Ph. D. (E-mail)" <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
I've expressed to the UA group that a prioritized list of HTML 4.0 tags and
attributes and CSS1 and CSS2 properties that are beneficial to accessibility
be part of the User Agent Guidelines.

Little things like ACCESSKEY on anchors and correct handling of OJBECT
inner-text is what browser manufactures need to know.

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	c.g.colwell@herts.ac.uk
[mailto:c.g.colwell@herts.ac.uk]
		Sent:	Thursday, November 05, 1998 10:11 AM
		To:	w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
		Subject:	results: HTML 4.0 tags

		Hi,
		Some participants were confused because tags like OBJECT,
ACCESSKEY which
		are new to HTML 4.0, are recommended by the GLs but are not
yet supported
		by browsers (OBJECT by neither Netscape or IE, ACCESSKEY by
Netscape).

		It is difficult for page authors to know whether they have
implemented
		advice correctly because they cannot get the tag to work.
When I pointed
		out the reason these participants said that this should be
indicated in the
		Guidelines.

		I suggest that the Guidelines (techniques) should include,
at least, an
		indication that the page author may not be able to see the
result of
		implementing a technique yet.  Perhaps, at best, a list of
browsers that do
		support the tag (as begun in the 19980721 version).

		Chetz





		Chetz Colwell <c.g.colwell@herts.ac.uk>
		Sensory Disabilities Research Unit
		Department of Psychology
		University of Hertfordshire
		Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK

		Tel: +44 (0) 1707 284630
		Fax: +44 (0) 1707 585059
		
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