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Re: AAATE Web publication

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 15:39:33 -0400 (EDT)
To: François Routhier <Francois.Routhier@erg.ulaval.ca>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9906101530450.3260-100000@tux.w3.org>

unfortunately, that will not give you much guarantee (unless you test with a
very large number of browsers) of compliance.

One automatic test you could try is Bobby - http://www.cast.org/bobby - you
ask it to look at the document you have published, and it will test for some
problems and highlight them. It will also ask you to check mannually (since
it cannot) some features, such as whether you have appropriate "Alt text" for
images. If you look at your document in Lynx, or another text-only browser,
you will be able to discover this. (If there is a problem, then I am not sure
if you can use word to fix it or not.)

Another thing you should do is make sure that you use proper structure -
Headings, and so on made using the styles feature of word - since this is
more likely to be properly translated correctly into HTML.

If you are prepared to make an example page public, it might be easiest to
use that to explain some more.


Charles McCathieNevile

On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, François Routhier wrote:

  This message is about AAATE Web Publication.  I am not familar with Web
  files and HTML.  On the directives you give guidelines and Good Practice
  indications.  I do not understand very well.
  I want to know if the only think I have to do is to save my Word
  document (*.doc)  in *.html format and to verify if evrything is OK with
  different browser ?  And to send this file (of course!)
  Truly yours.
  François Routhier, ing., M.Sc.
  Professionnel de recherche
  Groupe de recherche en réadaptation physique de l'Université Laval
  IRDPQ - Site François-Charon
  Local B-77
  525, boul. Hamel est
  Québec  G1M 2S8
  Tél. (418) 529-9141 poste 6256
  Fax. (418) 529-3548
  Internet : Francois.Routhier@erg.ulaval.ca

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